Reviewed by: Bradley Katz, MD, PhD.
Last reviewed: November, 2016
The word “phobia” typically is associated with feelings of anxiety or fear, but not every type of phobia elicits such fearful emotions.
Photophobia, or light sensitivity, is a condition associated with extreme sensitivity to lights. It can cause reactions like squinting, continual blinking, excessive tearing and even headache and nausea.
Jen, a customer of ours, wrote, “As a young child I was called a bat because I couldn’t handle light and was much happier in the dark or dusk.” She tried to control the intermittent, unpredictable light sensitivity pain by using “sunglasses, computer glasses, you name it”.
In the following infographic and guide we draw insights from academic studies to better understand the diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment of photophobia.Save