Lights, Light, Lights

Dave & Buster's

There isn’t a better way to overcome bright, flashing lights post surgery than at Dave & Busters!

spin wheel

Photosensitive epilepsy always got the better of me. Turning signals, constructions lights, neon signs etc., are everywhere. If I stared at them for even a short period of time, a seizure would take place.

I like Halloween, but strobe lights just didn’t agree with me so I stayed away from haunted houses. Twinkling lights on the Christmas tree were at times unbearable and didn’t bring much glee.

Rockband was my all time favorite in college! Striking different colored notes and watching them glow on the screen is pretty cool. Too much of it at time, didn’t always turn out to be a good idea. I had to be cautious every time I played video games.


For the past couple of months, I’ve refused to look at anything remotely bright. I close my eyes when I’m at a turning lane. I look away when school zone lights are flashing. I know I have to get rid of my fear of lights, but how can I do that?

My husband suggested a stop at Dave & Busters. Who could say no to that? If I’m going to overcome any fear of lights, it simply has to be done right!


I had a wonderful time beating him at Mario Kart and hitting the jackpot. To top it all off, I went home with some amazing Marvel coasters.

I think I’ve mastered this whole bright, flashing lights deal. Thinking about it again though, I’m not so sure I did. I guess I’ll just have to go again! 🙂



Published by Vero

About me? I’m never good at these things, but here are the basics. I’m a journalism and film graduate from the University of Texas at Austin. I'm a dedicated digital content nerd with over eight years of experience in digital content management, content writing, copy editing, and project management. Currently, I'm a staff writer for The American Genius, and I manage my personal blog that advocates for epilepsy awareness. I LOVE to bake! I like to challenge myself to learn new decorating and baking techniques. And although I’d love to say I’ve mastered everything and have never burnt a dessert, it simply isn’t true.

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