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I Am Sensitive to the Light

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I Don't Know Why

    I haven't always been sensitive to the light, it seemed to come on suddenly. My optician told me that there was nothing wrong with my eyes and it might be due to my medication, I then came off my medication but months on I am still really sensitve to the light. I look like i'm...
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 5 Responses Mar 19, 2011

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    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

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    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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