Yesterday I made a post about creating new phobias. I did not make light of anyone who has phobias, we are all afraid of something. But, one of the phobias which I noticed on the list really threw me! I can’t imagine how someone would live with optophobia: the fear of opening one’s eyes.
I found a site that writes more about this and has ways of coping with it, hopefully moving past it. But, for the sake of writing, how would you cope if you were afraid to open your own eyes each morning? Or what if you had them closed a bit for a blink, or allergies, or a bug flew in your face? How would it be to live with optophobia? It would make a very interesting character in a book.
Octophobia Treatment Options, from Alive and Well Online.