|Record #: ORI0241||Last Full Update: 16 Mar 2019|
|Primary Contact||Paula, Mental Health Receptionist; Phone: ext 207|
|Hours||Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm|
|Description and Service|
|Description (Service)||The Light Library is a program offering the trial use of treatment lamps to patients. Bright Light boxes are available on loan for a two-week period to allow people to test their effectiveness. Patients who experience improvement over the trial period may choose to purchase their own light.
What is Bright Light Therapy?
Bright Light Therapy is a treatment for seasonal affective disorder, depression and certain other conditions. It involves daily exposure to intense levels of artificial light. It is not possible to obtain the light intensities required for effective therapy using regular light fixtures. Bright Light Therapy is also known as phototherapy.
Response to light therapy is usually very quick and most people will notice a marked improvement within one week.
|Eligibility||This workshop is open to all patients of the Couching Family Health Team and the Orillia Family Health Organization Physicians
There are no absolute contraindications to light therapy. However, if you have an eye or medical condition that makes your eyes vulnerable to light damage (glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment, retinopathy, diabetes, lupus) or take medications that react with sunlight, please consult with your doctor before beginning bright light therapy.
|Application||No registration is necessary *Call for more information or to borrow a light|
|Areas Served||Orillia ; Oro-Medonte ; Rama ; Ramara ; Severn|
|Located In Community||Orillia|
|Address & Map||
119 Memorial Ave
Orillia, ON L3V 5X1
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|Intersection||Memorial Ave and Barrie Rd|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|