Guidelines for Discos

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For the person with photosensitive epilepsy the flashing stroboscopic lights used in some discos, can trigger seizures and are best avoided. Sometimes the management may be persuaded to switch off these lights as a precaution if a photosensitive person is attending. However, most young people with epilepsy are not photosensitive and can enjoy discos without any problems induced by these lights. If you are on the dance floor when strobes come on cover one eye with one hand and move away from the stimulus. Closing your eyes is of no benefit as the light will penetrate the skin of the eyelids.