6 Helpful Home Remedies for Coping With Light Sensitivity

As many of you know, I have had severe light and eye strain since mid-October resulting in 2D vision and severe light intolerance. Although the issues have truly eased up a bit, the residual effects of my eye/brain issues relentlessly remain since the eyes are the pathway to the brain.

My dearest friends who are knowledgeable on this topic have helped me out in so many ways, being my eyes for me by researching various helps that have proven to slowly heal my brain. Let’s take a look.

1) Limit screen time.

I can not stress this point enough especially for those of us who have chronic migraines or brain injury.

I often wonder in our over-stimulated society due to devices…just how much we are damaging our nervous systems from all our technological “advancements.”

Those blue lights are brutal. I have found a yellow night shade app helpful for my phone but I still have the brightness settings so low my husband says it’s almost black. I have given up watching TV (boo) because the movement from picture to picture stimulates my brain far more than I can handle.

2) Cocoons sunglasses.

These are so awesome!! I was very reluctant to try these because I was afraid I’d look like an old lady but they have come a long way in various styles that are modern, catchy, and super cute. These sunglasses block the sunlight from the sides as well as the front, and cocoons brand are crystal clear. They are perfectly fitting over your glasses so now instead of four eyes I’ve got six . . . . ha!

3) Be in the dark.

It’s so hard but it helped. Many days I would just sit in a darkened room and listen to music or audio books. It was tough but until I did this I did not see improvement. I used my salt lamp for light which cast a dim orangy hue over the room that wasn’t too difficult to look at. So, being in a dark room greatly helped me.

4) If you do #3, then supplement with vitamin D.

Being in the dark is depressing, plus staying away from all light including sunlight over a long period is bad for vitamin D levels. My doctor recommended that I supplement with vitamin D. I found that liquid D drops are better absorbed than capsules and boost mood and energy.

5) Frankincense.

This is the best essential oil for healing the brain and eyes. In reflexology, the big toe channels directly to the eyes and brain, so rub it directly on both big toes and around your eyes carefully.

6) Eye exercises for eye lubrication.

My eyes are super dry and red. Using my drops plus this eye exercise has greatly helped:

Close eyes for 2 seconds

Squeeze tight for 2 seconds


Repeat 5 times an hour for a few days.

These six ideas for healing my eyes have greatly relieved my symptoms. Although I’m still not fully recovered, I’m heading in that direction and that sure does give me a lot of hope.

Much love,


Author: Viv

I'm a TBI warrior whose hope and strength comes from God.

34 thoughts on “6 Helpful Home Remedies for Coping With Light Sensitivity”

    1. I am glad you enjoyed the post Brenda, I know everyone is different but I hope some of these ideas can be a help to others. Yes, a darkened room made all the difference. πŸ€—β€

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    1. Awwww Emmy, your heart is so tender towards others; it’s such a beautiful picture of love. ❀❀ I love you sweetie, YOU gave me so much help and support during these months of eye strain. Thank you for helping me!!β€πŸ€—πŸŒ»πŸŒ»

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    1. Oh, your very welcome! Yes, the sacred Frankincense has been huge, huge, huge! My friend Emily adviced me to use it because she had gone blind twice yet, the Frankincense helped restore her vision!! Can you believe it? She sees in color now and her Dr’s can’t believe it. She says, there is a real reason why they gave it to Jesus!! It works. Xoxoxoβ€πŸ€—

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  1. great advice Vivian………you are totally rockin’ those glasses! one of my children suffer from light sensitivity and one of the thing that worked was physical therapy. i was shocked, but it did. Bless you……..sending a prayer up for you right now.

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    1. Oh, hehehe! Thanks!πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ I do believe it! My Dr. is doing light manipulation on my head via cranial adjustments and it’s slowly helping too. It’s amazing what physical therapy and chiropractic can do!! Thank you for your prayers precious friend!! They mean so much to me!! Big big hugs!!πŸ€—β€πŸŒ»

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      1. I’m very thankful for Ariel, my Dr. she has been a part of my life for two years now and has believed in the healing process that is truly becoming my story. Much love dear Wendi!πŸ€—β€

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    1. Thank you TLC blog.❀ I pray these remedies can be helpful to others. I so greatly appreciate the prayer over me dear one. God bless and keep you always!! πŸ€—β€πŸŒ»


  2. Thanks for Sharing this Vivian. My husband has light sensitivity due to his illness as well. He has to be in sunglasses constantly as well, or he gets terrible headaches. These are all helpful strategies. πŸ™‚

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    1. Tina, I’m glad you enjoyed this post. It’s amazing how much the endocrine and nervous system are closely joined to function together. It reminds me just how fearfully and wonderfully we are made. I understand about the constant sunglass wearing….I even wear them at night because the inside lights seem to clash with the dark night sky. 😎God bless you both. β€πŸ€—


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