About Us

About Us

The Photophobic Society of America was started in 2016 in order to help the millions of people both in the U.S. and across the globe who are suffering from photophobia. Photophobia is an extreme and painful sensitivity to light. It can be caused by an injury, headaches and migraines, medications, diseases, and more. It is estimated that there are over 100 million photophobic people throughout the world.

One of our founders, Bruce Holden, has worked as an optician since 1972 and had seen the many difficulties photophobia causes. In 2008, he experienced firsthand the devastation of photophobia after a concussion. He witnessed the horrible effects of photophobia on the brain and the nervous system. He was unable to work, or do much of anything, for over one year, and he continued to deal with light sensitivity for three years. This dramatic experience opened his eyes to the photophobic world and then/the conditions in which they live. He also realized that there was a drastic lack of guidance or support for these people. Mr. Holden recovered miraculously with much prayer and support and determination.

Now, we are working to establish and grow a non-profit charity that will serve as a valuable resource for those who are suffering from photophobia. Photophobic Society of America was established after discovering a little known, but extremely large group of people needing special help with their medical difficulties. We identified a real need living quietly among all of us. There is at least one person in every four households in America that has had or will have photophobia issues in their lifetime.

We can help these suffering people by referring photophobics to medical clinics, doctors, hospitals, and many governmental agencies from the local level to the federal government. Insurance companies, fraternal organizations (like the Lion’s Club, Kiwanis, Rotary Club, Shriner’s, Masons, and many others) might have a sincere desire to help in benevolent ways.

Some of these organizations will be interested in providing quality sunglasses that really work at little to no cost to our recipients. This would be an absolute “God Send” to most of these people, and can really be a life changer for many of them.

Until now, “Photophobia” was known only to the medical community. We can create an awareness that will actually benefit millions of people worldwide.

We will seek help, and assistance from institutional organizations, many varied, interested agencies, and philanthropic individuals as well.

We can make the world a better place for millions of people! Consider joining us as we share in the joy, and that special “feel good” sensation experienced deep within our soul when helping our fellow man.


Bruce is an experienced optician with firsthand knowledge of the disease of photophobia. He, himself, suffered with photophobia for three years, after a serious head concussion that resulted in brain surgery. His unforgettable experience led him to reach out to this unfortunate group of people that most people never knew existed until now, with legitimate help, and care. 

For more information about the “Extreme Glare” technology used to aid, and assist the photophobic community, see Extreme Glare Sunglasses at z-xg.com, or visit buyxg1.com  


Dr. David Harris will be named C.E.O., and brings a wealth of knowledge, and experience from a lifetime of helping, and caring for many different groups of hurting people, while impacting their lives for the greater good. He is perfect to oversee the functions, and the daily routines of each of the offices that are set up. Dr. Harris is a popular, motivational speaker, and communicator. He will be a huge asset to the organization in many ways. He is a great “people person” and knows how to relate everyone. He will lend his many skills in order to better the lives of the photophobic community, and be doing all he can to make our organization self-funding as much as possible.
A natural leader who is a compelling communicator, Dr. David C. Harris brings 25 years of executive leadership experience to Photophobics. David specializes in not-for-profit leadership and has served geriatrics, at risk youth, the homeless, victims of abuse and AIDS orphans overseas. From 2009 – 2013 David developed and established a leadership development network of more than 500 churches nationally, and 100 churches internationally. He has co-lead economic and relief efforts in Kenya, and has trained leaders in the United States, Europe, Africa and Mexico.
Obviously, David has a heart for people who are hurting and he has always sensed God was grooming him for a greater good. That greater good has found him – Photophobia. Photophobia affects millions of people each year in the United States alone, most of whom do not know where to find additional help. Dr. Harris is pleased to join forces with Optician, Bruce Holden, in helping Photophobics enjoy life more fully. 

A high capacity leader with a heart for others, David is very comfortable in working alongside medical professionals, politicians, government agencies and business leaders as we build a network that comes together to provide relief for those who are struggling with Photophobia.

Our Mission is Simple

We want to promote awareness to the world that these people need help! We hope to:
  • Provide counseling, referral services, and assistance from participating agencies, or help groups.
  • Help provide special sunglasses in prescription, and non-prescription lenses, with special frames to give more complete wrap around protection for sensitive eyes. ​

Our Vision is Realistic

We want the people affected by our efforts to notice real improvements. 
  • By building on our past successes and establishing strategic priorities, we will have the foundation to become stronger and more efficient than ever.​

Why should we care?

It affects so many people and prevents them from working, shopping, going to school, and participating in most outdoor activities. Thus, these people have to receive supplemental incomes from governmental agencies, (and others) in order to survive. As it is now, there is no choice.
If we can provide the correct type of sunglasses, these people can be gainfully employed, go to school, shop, and have a much better way of life in general. Most photophobics would love to return to the sunny world as contributing human beings, and would prefer not to rely on others to care for them all the time
Help By Donating Today
At Photophobic Society of America we are working to create hope and the opportunity for a better world.
But we can only do it with your help. Join with us in our mission and donate now. 
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More information on special purpose sunglasses and prescription glasses made especially for sensitive eyes can be found at: z-xg.com and buyxg1.com
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