I Am Sensitive to the Light

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 273 People

    My Eyes Tell Me So

    I have macular degeneration. As time continues, exposure to uv light can cause my eyes to progressively lose sight. I'm hoping for a cure, a surgey, or something that would keep me from losing my vision.
    joncoffy joncoffy
    26-30, M
    Nov 19, 2013

    To D Light

    I am sensitive to the light when I have a migraine.  The dark is all I want when I'm in one of those state..
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 23, 2011

    Lsd + All Day Snowboarding + No Goggles =

    Yeah, bad combo. I couldn't open my eyes for 3 days. I'm talkin, I couldn't even tell if the light was on or off. I thought I was blind. All I know is, I took two hits, went boarding and after I had got home that night & went to sleep, I woke up in the middle of the night, in...
    bdmthrfkr bdmthrfkr
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 6, 2012

    Eye Injury

    Sixteen years ago, I was playing in a soccer game, I was defending, and from ten feet away the opponent took a shot. I couldn't turn fast enough, and the ball got me square in the eye. My eye took 100% of the hit, because I didn't even get a black eye from it. People saw that...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 19, 2011

    Aargh It Burns

    Although i burn easily in sunny weather that doesnt bother me much, what does bother me is that im practically blind without shades in sunny weather. I have to keep dimming the light or my eyes water over. and that sucks period
    SocioStranger SocioStranger
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jun 8, 2010

    It Would Be Sexier If I Were a Vampire,

     but I am not. LOL My skin and eyes are photosensitive for two main reasons. First, I am fair-skinned. Second, I take certain medicines on a routine basis which cause photo sensitivity. There have been times when I suffered heat stroke due to exposure; the dizzyness...
    RubyTewes RubyTewes
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2009

    Light Sensitivity.

    both my eyes and skin are poorly suited to light - i sunburn easily and i have rather extreme photosensitivity, so i even end up wearing sunglasses indoors at night. fortunately nobody has ever asked me anything about that 
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 24, 2009

    I'm Not Alone!

    Great to find this group! I've never had a friend or even an acquaintance with this problem.  It seems like no big deal to people who don't have this problem, but you know how painful this can be.  No barbecues, no beach trips with friends...  So many important...
    kaoseris kaoseris
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Jun 6, 2009

    I have to wear special clothing

    and wrap around dark glasses cause the light hurts my eyes
    Snowsuitwearer Snowsuitwearer
    16-17, M
    Aug 22, 2015

    It Hurts!

    When my eyes are first exposed to sunlight, it sometimes causes an ache behind my eyeballs. I wonder if this happens to other people is it just an alien thing? 
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 18, 2011

    For As Long As I Can Remember

    I have always been sensitive to the light...just my eyes. I can never go outside without my sunglasses. My son is starting to be the same way. I gotta love my sunglasses...cant live without em!
    SensualButterfly SensualButterfly
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 3, 2009

    Ow

    Sometimes when I go out in the sunlight, the backs of my eyeballs get a bad ache. Anyone else experience this? Weird.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 9, 2009

    Bright Lights, Bright Lights!!

    I have to wear sunglasses in the swimming pool on holiday!! I'm a bit like a Gremlin.
    MissTom MissTom
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2008

    Red Skin

    It's my skin, it's too pale, I'm not a light person, i prefer twilight and dusk, or night and shadows. I should live in the arctic for half the year and in the antarctic for the other half but my survival skills are poor, i'd be eaten by a polar bear or mugged...
    AtomicWater AtomicWater
    41-45, F
    Jun 8, 2010

    Someone Please Turn Off the Light!

    I've always been sensitive to light. I keep the brightness on my monitor down low and I prefer low watt light bulbs. I don't like sitting in pitch black, but it's better for my eyes so I do it when I can. Natural light from the sun is killer to my eyes too; but I'm too stubborn...
    mimsy2 mimsy2
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2008

    Any Kind Of Light.

    Ever since my eyesight started going bad, I've had huge issues with light. When I was around eight or nine, my prescription glasses had rose tint to them to try and cut the glare from flourescent lighting, because I was having terrible difficulty at school. I don't get the tint...
    Trinea Trinea
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 13, 2010

    I Don't Know When It Started

    Sometime after I had my second child I think. The sun, the computer screen being to bright, high watt bulbs, camera flashes. They just all screw with my eyes. I even tend to get spots in my eyes that drive me crazy. Especially when I go camera crazy and start taking a bunch of...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty
    18-21, F
    Jan 17, 2009

    Photosensitivity and Amyopathic Dermatomyositis

    I was diagnosed with virally-triggered Amyopathic Dermatomyositis.  I played tennis indoors only to find that the indoor lighting is as bad or worse than sunlight!  Worse, fluorescent and mercury lighting are everywhere!  My rash does not seem to be helped by using...
    LongIslandFem LongIslandFem
    56-60
    Jan 16, 2009

    Vampire? Maybe. Lol

    Without the whole blood thirsty need for biting people though. LOL J/K I have extremely fair skin and medium blonde hair. I burn to a crisp anytime I get in the sun for too long. Plus my eyes are extremely sensitive and I usually walk around looking like a blind bat...
    Skyelillie Skyelillie
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 29, 2008

    Light Hurts My Eyes....

    I Have been sensitive to light most of my life...it has only gotten worse now that I am 38. I work in an office building and there are so many light above my head...my eyes water if I am under those lights for too long. I have to wear sunglasses at my desk at work. They took did...
    preciousHrt preciousHrt
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2012

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