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Old 04-18-2008, 05:15 AM  
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Eyes really sensitive to bright light

I've always been sensitive to bright lights (part of a vertigo problem), but lately it's really bothering me. Where I work they have flueorescent lights, and after a while it makes me nauseous. Now I've noticed that looking at white paper and yellow highlighter is bothering me. Ugh.

 
Old 04-18-2008, 11:38 AM  
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Re: Eyes really sensitive to bright light

I've always been sensitive to bright lights too! Never though about that being associated with thyroid!

 
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:43 PM  
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Re: Eyes really sensitive to bright light

Having an off thyroid can definitely make a person sensitive to bright lights. Sometimes the thought crosses my mind to wear sunglasses at night when I'm driving. The contrast between the darkness and the headlights hurt my eyes.

 
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Re: Eyes really sensitive to bright light

Photophobia is a common symptom of hyperthyroidism. I've got a lightning fast arm jerk reflex that gets triggered by those little pen lights the docs shine in your eyes. I can really make those pens fly. David, they make special night glasses that reduce the glare. But if you guys are having a lot of trouble, an eye exam would be a smart move because other things than the thyroid can cause it.

 
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Re: Eyes really sensitive to bright light

I was hypothyroid at my last labs. I just had new labs done last week, so I'll be interested to see if they've gone the other way now.

 
Old 04-20-2008, 12:43 AM  
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Re: Eyes really sensitive to bright light

I think it is associated with the thyroid.. Im hypo and bright lights irritate me.. Sometimes on a real sunny day my eyes literally tear up..

Sunshades have became my bestfriend.. I take them where ever I go.. Whether it is during the day , night or even just going shopping in stores..

 
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Re: Eyes really sensitive to bright light

Yes, I have amber lens glasses to cut the glare. I can wear them at night as well. Dry eyes and light sensitivity are very come thyroid dysfunction symptoms.

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