If bright lights bother your eyes well then, simply wear sunglasses! If you are one of those people that always needs to wear sunglasses, even on overcast days or the glare will bother you, then something is just not right. What is occurring is that your pupils are dilating more than they should rather than constricting to the “bright” light. This is an imbalance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, from too much stress that your body isn’t able to handle. Look into a mirror with the lights dim or turned off and then shine a flashlight into your eye. Your pupil should constrict (get smaller) and stay that way for around 5 seconds. If you’re under too much stress, it will rebound quickly and start to get larger, sometimes immediately. With a lot of stress, it may constrict only for a very short second before it dilates (gets larger). This is a major indicator of high stress and people usually note low energy levels, dizziness when getting up quickly, blood sugar problems and sleep disturbances, as a few other symptoms.
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Dr. Stephen Gangemi
I'm a board certified chiropractic physician and clinical nutritionist with a passion for true natural health care. I implement dietary & nutritional therapies, exercise & movement practices, and lifestyle changes along with manual therapy techniques to help the body heal and prevent illness and injuries.
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