Does light make you uncomfortable? Read this to learn about the all-in-one solution for people who experience light sensitivity also known as photophobia.
Everyone has a bit of sensitivity to light. Under normal circumstances, if you look at very bright light, you will experience some discomfort. This is because very bright light can be harmful to the eyes. So, light sensitivity in a way protects the eyes. However, there are people who are very sensitive to relatively normal levels of bright light. This is known as photophobia or light sensitivity.
Photophobia is often caused by eye conditions like infections, inflammations, injuries, dry eye and glaucoma as well as other conditions like migraine and meningitis. It can also be caused by certain drugs. To overcome photophobia in this case, check your eyes to find out what is causing it and treat the underlying condition.
That said, there are people who do not have any underlying eye condition but still experience photophobia. If you are one of them, you are naturally sensitive to light. To avoid photophobia and perform your daily activities comfortably, you need to find ways to reduce your exposure to light. One common way people do this is by wearing sunglasses.
Good sunglasses are great while out in the sun. They reduce light sensitivity and protect the eyes from UV radiation. However, their benefits are limited because they are not suitable for indoor work. This means that if you need eyeglasses to see clearly or work comfortably on your computer, sunglasses is not the best option for you. You need a pair of eyeglasses that can protect you both when you are out in the sun and while you are indoors at work or home.
Eyeglasses with photochromic lenses are the most suitable glasses for this purpose. Photochromic lenses, also known as light sensitive lenses, automatically adapt to changing light situations, thereby protecting your eyes in all light settings. When you are out in the sun, they darken. This reduces glare and protects your eyes from UV radiation. When you are indoors, they become clear and allow you see clearly and work comfortably.
For more eye comfort and protection, modern photochromic lenses come with either of these coatings:
- Antireflective coating – This eliminates light reflections, making vision clearer and more comfortable.
- Blue light-blocking coating – This filters off the harmful blue light that is emitted from your digital devices, thereby reducing digital eye strain and limiting your risk of problems like insomnia, cataract, macular degeneration and more.
With photochromic lenses, you have all your needs met in a pair of eyeglasses.
The two photochromic lens options are available at the clinic. For enquiries, call or send WhatsApp message to 08057432289. You can also walk into the clinic on Mondays – Friday from 9am – 5pm and on Saturdays from 10am – 3pm.