Our visual system is responsible for all that we see with our eyes, if we are sighted.

It is one of our eight main senses and autistic people commonly experience visual sensitivities – often in the form of photophobia (light sensitivity)

We can also experience other aspects of sight sensitivity: colour (especially bright colours), shapes, and patterns (such as trypophobia).

Our sense of vision interacts with other senses, such as auditory, vestibular and proprioception. Because our senses work in conjunction with each other (and sometimes against each other) one sensitivity will affect the ability of our other senses to be able to function effectively.

As well as the links above, you might also find those to hypersensitivity, hyposensitivity, and Irlen Syndrome useful.