A person with photophobia has a strong intolerance to light, which can sometimes cause intense pain. Photophobia literally translates to “fear of light,” but it is actually a neurological condition that stems from how receptors in the eye communicate with the brain. In the medical profession, it more broadly refers to painful light sensitivity, which can be associated with many conditions, including migraine, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-concussion syndrome, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, and many others. Exposure to any light can impact your health significantly and trigger or worsen photophobia; fluorescent lighting, bright sunlight, and LED lights from computers or mobile devices can be especially troublesome.
The most effective way to reduce light sensitivity is with the use of special photophobia glasses that filter the harmful wavelengths present in many common sources of indoor and outdoor light. TheraSpecs® are the best glasses for individuals with light sensitivity, blending frame protection with precision-tinted lenses. Based on decades of published research on FL-41 glasses, TheraSpecs lenses block the bad light to provide natural photophobia relief for light sensitive eyes. In addition, TheraSpecs are an effective alternative to wearing sunglasses indoors which is a common practice among photophobic patients but can actually increase light sensitivity over time (known as dark adaptation).
TheraSpecs indoor glasses for photophobia are lightly tinted to help block fluorescent lights and other harsh interior lighting; TheraSpecs outdoor sunglasses for photophobia are tinted dark and polarized for bright days. Discounted indoor and outdoor combos are also available. For customers with existing prescription glasses, they also can be made with prescription FL-41 lenses - either in a standard TheraSpecs frame or a frame you already own.
"When I feel light sensitivity coming on (usually a precursor to a migraine), TheraSpecs help me focus on my computer without squinting."
-Michelle West Jefferson, NC
"It's a huge difference sitting under florescent lights 8 hours a day...I have not had a photophobia migraine since I started wearing TheraSpecs at work."
-Amy Shoals, IN
We think TheraSpecs can help with your photophobia and light sensitivity, but every brain is different. If they don’t bring you relief, you can always return your undamaged pair(s) back to us for a fast and courteous refund. Try them out and protect yourself from harmful light so you can get back to the things you love today!