Concussions and mild traumatic brain injury have caused patients to suffer from photophobia which is light sensitivity. The sensitivity to light may trigger or worsen headaches and make it difficult to return to normal day to day activities.
– Patients recovering from concussion can find relief from living in a dark room or wearing sunglasses but it is never practical.
– Colored sunglasses such as blue, green, red and purple offer light mitigation that can be used even when indoors.
– No adverse events were reported with the colors and patients were able to enjoy quality of life as the brain heals.
In addition to trying colored-lens sunglasses, the article suggests other ways to mitigate photophobia including wearing a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors, adjusting digital screen and device settings to an appropriate hue and brightness or purchasing filters for screens.
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