Flickering Lights and Sensitive Eyes

The trees are shaking violently in a windstorm and are casting ever-moving shadows on the house and windows. Doesn’t seem like a big deal, but to my sensitive eyes, the flickering looks like a strobe light. With a migraine, that’s a terrible, terrible sight.

I’m looking forward to sunset and hoping that the electricity doesn’t go out. I’m not sure I could handle the whole house lit by (flickering) candles. For now, I’m going to lie on the couch with a pillow across my eyes.

Who knew leaves and branches could affect my neurological system like this?

5 thoughts on “Flickering Lights and Sensitive Eyes”

  1. Warren, that is the worst for me too, the sunlight passing through the trees. Shutting my eyes only makes it worse. A pillow would probably help though if I am not driving, that is. I feel like I am going through a war zone. Does anyone have a visceral reaction to flickering lights? I immediately feel it in my “gut”.

  2. The worst for me is driving while the sun is low on the horizon and there are trees on the side of the road – passing very quickly from shadow to bright sunlight from the side while trying to look ahead.

    Second worst is computer monitors – CRTs anyway. LCDs seem better.

  3. *Hugs* Flickering lights are awful for me too. Police lights especially….and I have a hard time watching some of my favorite entertainment news shows because they show too many clips of the papparazzi–lots of flickering flashbulbs.

    I have to close my eyes and cover them with my hands.

    I hope you’re feeling better (go away storm!)

  4. I live in the Pacific Northwest, too, and this windy change in weather is wreaking havoc on my head. I realllllly want this to end soon! Hope you feel better quickly!

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