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Concussion and TBI Light Sensitivity

Man with Light Sensitivity after Concussion or TBI

Light Sensitivity is a Common Symptom of TBI and Concussion

After headache, light sensitivity is the second-most common symptom after a concussion or traumatic brain injury. This light sensitivity, known in medicine as photophobia or photosensitivity, can be to all types of lighting or just to fluorescent lighting and can linger long after the initial injury has occurred. It is thought to be a result of the brain’s inability to adjust to various levels of brightness after an injury.

Light sensitivity can be an immediate symptom of TBI and can also linger as part of post-concussion syndrome (PCS). PCS refers to concussion- or TBI-related symptoms that last for weeks, months or even a year or more. Experts believe that more than 50% of all people with PCS have a visual disorder. Light sensitivity is the most common vision-related complaint of people with TBI.

Learn how TheraSpecs glasses can offer relief ➜

Relief for TBI Light Sensitivity and Photophobia

There are no medications to directly treat TBI and concussion-related light sensitivity. TheraSpecs® precision-tinted eyewear, which filters the most problematic wavelengths of light for people who are sensitive to light due to TBI, is the most effective treatment. They can also help alleviate concussion and TBI-related headaches and migraines that are triggered or worsened by light.

Buy TheraSpecs Glasses for TBI Light Sensitivity

Many people reach for sunglasses to cope with light sensitivity, but wearing sunglasses indoors actually makes a person more sensitive to light in the same way that everything looks brighter when you leave a movie theater on a sunny day. Indoor TheraSpecs photophobia glasses have a lighter tint than sunglasses and filter the wavelengths of light that people are most sensitive – including in fluorescent lighting – without increasing photophobia. Outdoor TheraSpecs are dark enough to handle sunlight and also filter the most painful wavelengths of light.

Research shows that TheraSpecs:

  • Reduce migraines and headaches

  • Relieve migraine-related light sensitivity

  • Protect you from fluorescent lights

Woman wearing indoor TheraSpecs glasses for TBI light sensitivity

What customers are saying

Hannah and her mother wearing indoor glasses for TBI

"My mom had a TBI (traumatic brain injury) after a fall at the beginning of the year. She is very sensitive to light right now and just got your glasses. She LOVES them and they really help her."
-Hannah, Oklahoma, USA

Veteran Stephen wearing outdoor TheraSpecs sunglasses, custom frame

"My husband had to retire early from the Marine Corps because of his migraines due to TBI from multiple sources from multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. His eyes hurt him ALL the time. We ordered a pair to see if they would help. Started wearing them when on the computer or watching tv. Then when going to doctors appointments! Now everywhere!"
-Liz, North Carolina, USA

Cheryl wearing Audrey TheraSpecs for TBI

"One month post crash. Bruises and skin damage are mostly healed. Started PT for the scapula fracture, and cervical and vestibular therapy for the TBI. Thankful for the TheraSpecs glasses that filter out the blue light that hurts my brain."
-Cheryl, Connecticut, USA

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In addition to readymade styles, we have a "send in your own frame" option for endless style possibilities. Prescription lenses can be put in TheraSpecs frames or in one you provide too, including bifocals, trifocals, progressive lenses, and reading glasses. Simply click on the style(s) you're interested in, select either lens correction "Prescription" or "Reading Glasses," and fill out the remaining details to complete your order. You can also call (844) 276-6843 or email if you have any questions.

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