Fluorescent lights are ubiquitous in our modern world. Not just the banks and banks of them in the grocery store, flickering and buzzing. Everywhere you go from the gas station at night to your doctor, your dentist and yes, various brain injury therapy offices.
And those compact fluorescents, meant to be economical? They're still fluorescent.
Needless to say, fluorescent lighting is painful to the eyes of MTBI folks. The squinting from the glare adds to headaches, eye strain, fatigue and overall sensitivity responses. Wearing a...
ball cap can really help, as can sunglasses.
In your own home and at work where you can, eliminate fluorescent lights and return to incandescent. When you encounter resistance, persevere. Your brain and eyes will simply work better with more gentle, incandescent lighting.
If you feel ‘un-green’ about incandescents, compensate by improving your recycling skills and doing good in other areas. As a brain-injured person, take care of yourself and stay away from fluorescent lighting as much as possible. When necessary, don the ball cap and sunglasses.