Can Sunglasses Reduce Panic Attacks?
A study recently presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress suggests that Photophobia was significantly more prevalent amongst those people with panic disorders. A panic or anxiety attack is characterised by a sudden overwhelming feeling of acute and disabling anxiety.
Photophobia can mean an irrational fear of light, but, as a medical symptom, it is defined as an extreme sensitivity to light, or an abnormal intolerance to the visual perception of light.
This is one of the first studies to show the possible association between light sensitivity and panic disorder. People with panic attacks are more likely to suffer an attack within the hours 6am to 6pm, as well as in spring and summer. Fluorescent lighting has also been known to be associated with panic attacks.
Panic attacks affect millions of people. While we can not treat them here, we can offer sunglasses. If you have a light sensitivity please visit our sunglasses page.