Rochester Hills Optometrist | Rochester Hills Photophobia | MI | Millman-Derr Center for Eye Care |



30051 Schoenherr Road 
Warren, MI 48088 
Tel: 586.558.8800 
375 Barclay Circle
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Tel: 248.852.3636
Fax: 248.852.3631
 M-F 8AM - 4PM
(call for our late night hours)
30051 Schoenherr Road
Warren, MI 48088
Tel: 586.558.8800
Fax: 586.558.4771
M-F 8AM - 4PM
17900 23 Mile Road Ste. 100 
Macomb, MI 48044
Tel: 586.416.1544
 Fax: 586.416.1545 
M, W, Th & F  8AM - 4PM
Tues 10AM - 6:30PM

If you find yourself disturbed by bright lights or intolerable of sunlight, flourescent lights or incandescent light, you may have photophobia, or light sensitivity. If this sounds like you, you may often feel the need to squint or close your eyes when faced with lighting that others around you are comfortable with. Sufferers of photophobia also may experience headaches that accompany the light sensitivity.

Rather than think of photophobia as a disease in itself, it is more accurate to consider it a symptom of one or more other eye conditions. Often infection or inflammation can result in light sensitivity and this type of response to light nearly always accompanies a migraine headache. Other causes of photophobia include retinal detachment, contact lens irritation, corneal abrasion, uveitis, sunburn, and some central nervous system conditions like meningitis.

Rochester Hills Optometrist specializing in Lasik Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Diabetic Eye Care, Glaucoma, Eyelid Surgery, Eye Exams, Contact Lenses serving Rochester Hills, 48307, Warren, Macomb