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16 Memes That Nail What It's Like Being Sensitive to Light

It seems there are some people who can just soak up endless amounts of sun and never feel any uncomfortable side effects. And then there are others, those who peek outside on a sunny day and say, “Yep… I’m staying in today.” There are many reasons why a person might be sensitive to sunlight or artificial light. People who get migraine attacks or headaches may be triggered or feel worse due to light, while people with lupus may find that they experience flare-ups and skin rashes after sun exposure. Autism can cause light sensitivity, as well as fibromyalgia and Lyme disease. Or you might simply have blue eyes or pale skin, both of which can make being in the sun uncomfortable.

The adverse effects “light sensitive” people experience aren’t funny, but sometimes, laughing at the things you do to try and cope with it can make dealing with the problem a little bit easier. Below, we’ve gathered a few memes that sum up the challenges of feeling like a “vampire” among humans.


still too bright with brightness turned all the way down
via @fernandesv1 Instagram


gollum saying we hates the light it burns us
via @pastywhitegirl3 Instagram


sensitive to light cartoon of boy wearing sunglasses
via @chronicillnessmemes Instagram


spongebob wearing sunglasses and caption, me in doctors office. doctor: are you wearing those to be cool?
via @lyme_inside Instagram


fluorescents, fluorescents everywhere toy story meme
via @theraspecs Instagram


you know you are in pain when the sun is too loud
via @mycrazyautoimmunelife Instagram


dog wearing sunglasses when the sunshine is so bright you gotta wear your glasses inside
via @cbdandyou Instagram


cat squinting when someone flicks on the lights after youve been sitting in the dark
via @thingsmycatsitson Instagram


even the charging light on my laptop is too bright
via @themigraineadvocate Instagram


wednesday addams meme i have 2 reactions when going out, 1. ew the sun 2. ew the people
via @worldaccordingtolupus Instagram


batman in the dark, handing out in the dark when i have a migraine like batman and chill
via @amigrainelife Instagram


what i think summer will be like: running around in sun. how it actually is: squinting, the sun sucks
via @vegan.bitch.138 Instagram


i dont have to dress up for halloween, light sensitivity makes me a vampire all year round
via @theraspecs Instagram


me when everyone got tan over the summer, photo of cooked doughnuts and one uncooked one
via Bored Panda


why dont you come outside, its nice and sunny. me: marilyn manson making a disgusted face
via @themememare Instagram


everyone: sucks that summer is ending. me: dwight with pumpkin on head