As a person with migraine, light sensitivity is one of the more prevailing symptoms I deal with. All types of light are very bothersome to me, whether it be indoor or outdoor. Fluorescent lighting, LED lights, headlights, traffic lights, brightness from television, computer, and smartphone screens, and sunlight all hurt my eyes. Being a blogger, typing on a computer or updating my social media accounts on my smartphone can be a real difficult task. Running errands during the day when it is really bright outside triggers a migraine attack almost immediately.
Is there a remedy for managing photophobia? Well, you're in luck because there is. Axon Optics provides therapeutic eyewear for migraine and light sensitivity. One of the founders of Axon Optics is Dr. Bradley Katz, a neuro-ophthalmologist at the University of Utah. He studies the pain pathway associated with migraine and photophobia, and through his work, Axon Optics developed the SpectraShield FL-41 migraine glasses lens for both indoor and outdoor sunglasses.
FL-41 improves light sensitivity by blocking out blue and green wavelengths of light, which are thought to be a problem for patients with light sensitivity. Through Axon Optics, you can purchase glasses for migraine to help alleviate the symptoms of light sensitivity and reduce the frequency of migraine. Watch this 45 second video that explains how migraine glasses work:
- 2x - A study was conducted by Dr. Katz and 9 other academic researchers on how this type of lens affects patients with a light sensitive condition called BEB. The patients saw a 2x improvement in their severity of light sensitivity by wearing the lens compared to wearing regular grey lenses.
- 6->2 - A study performed by researchers at the University of Birmingham, England tested a group of migraine sufferers. They had them wear migraine glasses with FL-41 lenses. Participants experienced a reduction in the number of migraines, from over 6 episodes per month to under 2 episodes per month.