This post comes from many questions about bright lights after a stroke that I have received. Dr. Elyse Newland, OT provides some great information on this subject. I hope this helps! Check out her YouTube channel here, very helpful!
"Photophobia, or hypersensitivity to light, is a part of sensory overload that can happen after a stroke. If the part of your brain that interprets and processes visual information was affected by a stroke, this can result in visual issues including light hypersensitivity. It can also happen as a result of other neurological conditions like chronic migraine. So what can you do to lessen the effects of sensory overload related to light hypersensitivity?
Invest in a good pair of sunglasses and wear them anytime you're outside.
Keep the visor down in the car when driving/riding.
Use blackout curtains in your bedroom.
Keep blinds or curtains semi-closed.
Use lamps instead of overhead lights, or keep overhead lights dimmed.
Use warm lightbulbs versus cool lightbulbs.
Wear a hat that shades the eyes when outside.
Lower brightness settings on your TV, computer, phones, and tablets.
Take care, Elyse"
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