Photophobia or unbearable eye sensitive reaction to the sun light is including the light from screen, monitor of devices and lamp causing dryness discharge and irritation; a person nearly closes their eyes whenever his or her sight is touched by the lights those whose eyes have light-color are more likely to react severely than those with dark-color eyes since the lighter has low amount of pigments so they cannot powerfully prevent the eyes from those lights.
What cause “Photophobia ”
- Starring to read a book or looking at a screen’s device for long hours can cause your eyes dryness, asthenopia and photophobia
- Eye disorders such as inflammation, infection, accidents, corneal ulcers including having injury.
- The pupil size is larger than its normal size.
- Use of ophthalmic solution that contains steroids.
- It is a side effect of antibiotics such as acne cream or birth control pills.
- Having migraine since patients with a condition often found having the photophobia.
- Wearing contact lenses that are not suitable for the eyes.
- Avoid starring on monitor for too time, rest your eye in every 20 minutes, blink rapidly then rest for 5 minutes because every time you blink the eyelids will roll out tear to the cornea you may drop an artificial tear to increase moisture in the eyes.
- When you have to stare the screen should sit or work in a place where light does hurt the eyes .
- Avoid using bulbs that reflect white and yellow color of the light; warm light is recommended.
- Wearing UV protection sunglasses or the glasses with lenses that are light-adjustable to protect the eyes during an outdoor activity.
- Those wearing contact lenses should select the one with high value of water absorption and oxygen passing; we recommend wearing it every day by using the one that is available for 1-day use or avoid wearing it awhile then switch to wear glasses instead to reduce the occurrence of dry eye syndrome.
- Having fruits or vegetables that improve the eyesight.
- Avoid using cosmetics around the eyes in order not prevent it from irritation.
- Avoid having eyelash extension
DR.FONTHIP NA POMBEJARA (Ophthalmologist )
Location: Eye Center, 2rd Floor, Building A, Phyathai2 Hospital
Tel: +662-617-2444 ต่อ 4215, 4227