Around 3% of people with epilepsy have seizures if they see flashing or flickering lights. It happens more often in kids and tapers off as they get older. Triggers include:
- TV screens
- Computer monitors
- Quick flashes of light
- Changing patterns
To lessen seizure risk, your child should sit as far from the TV, computer, or video game monitor as possible. Have them take regular breaks and turn the screen off if they’re tired.