What causes light sensitivity (photophobia)?

Tips for coping with light sensitivity

Some people experience light sensitivity which means they have problems with certain levels of light.

Lots of people become more sensitive to light as they get older and some people are naturally more light sensitive than others. Many common eye conditions can also make people more sensitive to light.

Our downloadable factsheet has more information on light sensitivity caused by eye conditions, but the ideas may also help people without any eye conditions:

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