Correcting common Misinterpretations
FALSE ALARM 7. “my vision is blurred.. I’m going blind!”
SYMPTOM – blurred vision, strained eyes, distortion in vision
ACTUAL REALITY – Panic CANNOT make you go blind
The Fight or Flight response has been activated because our body is mistakenly receiving signals that we are in danger.
Fight or flight affects our eyesight in several ways. Our peripheral vision is diminished so that our sight is centrally focussed (on any danger) and the pupils of our eyes widen to let in more light.
The resulting sensations make us feel that something is wrong with our eyes but it is just fight or flight sensations and nothing else.