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Migraine glasses / Lenses


#6

Hi, I use a pair from Axon Optics. I find them to be very helpful when using the computer and at the beginning I used them to watch TV. I also bring them with me if I think I am going to encounter bright lights. They were a bit pricey-but I think they were worth it. Also, for sunglasses I finally bought a “good” pair (usually bought the $10 or $20 pairs). I bought the brand Maui Jim–they are polarized on both sides of the lens so helps with glare.


#7

Okay, so I ended up ordering a pair and received them about 5 days ago. I’ll have to wait a little longer to make a definite opinion (just the way I am with these things), but early impression is that they are a HUGE help with light sensitivity (headache, eye pain, and associated nausea). I also have a cheap pair of pinkish sunglasses from a clothing store, and the precision tint ones seem to help WAY more than the plain sunglasses. I hope they continue to help.


#8

I have ordered some of these as well in desperation to return to work. I have so many problems with my eyes and computer screens. I tried returning to work for two days this week but I’ve had migraines both days. Incredibly frustrating.

Are you folks still having success with them ?


#9

Thanks; I’m definitely going to buy/try these. I’m also in love with my earasers for musicians; they help sooo much with sound sensitivity. Now if only there was a stress reducing gadget that would fit in my purse:)!


#10

Hi all,

Just a quick update for those suffering with light sensitivity etc. My migralens glasses arrived today. I only ordered them on Tuesday so was quite impressed. The quality seems pretty good.

I’ve only been wearing them since lunchtime but normally by this time (8pm) my eyes would be very sore, tired and strained. There is a definite improvement even after the short period. Ill try them using screens tomorrow to see how I get on.

Overall they do make things look a little black and white, I guess because they filter red and blue light. They also dull things a bit, not as much as sunglasses but its noticeable.

Overall a good start and if they help with symptoms and possibly even screen use then they’ll be we’ll worth the money.

If you have any questions, ask away.


#11

Hi, Cockrel01, have you noticed any more advantages with the tinted lenses? Are they like Theraspecs? I was thinking of getting those as they have an indoor one and one for outdoors.

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#12

Hi skim,

The main advantages for me are that my eyes are much less strained at the end of the day. My brain feels less sensitive with them as opposed to without. Unfortunately my main purpose for them was to help my use computer screens which they don’t seem to have worked for, I think this is because its more the motion things which trigger it for me.

I’ve not heard of theraspecs so can’t really compare I’m afraid.

Dean


#13

It has only been another week for me at this point, but they are still working well for me. They really seem to help when I am shopping, and plan on using them in all fluorescent lighted stores for the time being, save a few trials without to see if symptoms get worse without the glasses.


#14

This has been so helpful.
I wear glasses already which have a transitional lense, and want to get a pair of migraine specific sunglasses that will fit over them.
I’m kind of leaning toward the MIgralens mainly because of the cost compared to Axonoptics

**UPDATE: **
I just ordered the indoor/outdoor over the glasses Theraspecs

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Migralens Axonoptics FL-41 lenses (US) Theraspecs
More health accessories here

I hope these are as helpful as people have written. I will definitely post a follow up.


#15

Can you use these glasses with your own glasses, or is it for people who don’t wear glasses only ?


#16

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Can you use these glasses with your own glasses, or is it for people who don’t wear glasses only ?

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When I was looking into them, they had clip ons, etc. if you wanted to just modify your existing glasses. They can also put your prescription into their lenses when you order.


#17

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Can you use these glasses with your own glasses, or is it for people who don’t wear glasses only ?

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I wear glasses and ordered the ones that go over them. I haven’t received them yet.
They do have several other types that are for folks who don’t wear glasses.

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Hope this helps.


#18

I have just started using a pair from Axon Optics. Very quick delivery to Australia and I appreciate the money-back guarantee they offer.
After just a few days’ use at work where I am constantly at the computer under fluorescent lights, I notice an amazing difference. I have so much more energy and a clearer head at the end of the day.
I have missed so many days of work because of dizziness and headache… what a relief! Hopefully they continue to help.
I also wore them in a shopping centre which is usually a big trigger for me - no problems at all. :mrgreen:
The pair I ordered don’t suit my face so well, so I will choose my own frame and have the lenses put into those.
Worth a try if you’re considering it!


#19

I have the Migralens glasses and they have helped me at work! I have fleuro lights and am on the computer most of the day. I have found it takes longer until dizziness kicks in…


#20

I have the Axon lenses and have found them to reduce my sensitivity to computer screens and the bright lights in places like grocery stores.

I also have a pair of their outdoor lenses that I use as sunglasses when driving. They are more comfortable on my eyes than other sunglasses I’ve worn, but the effect is not as dramatic as with the indoor pair on the computer.


#21

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Can you use these glasses with your own glasses, or is it for people who don’t wear glasses only ?

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You can get them with prescriptions lenses. It’s a special tint called FL-41
brainpowerusa.com/shopping/x … ctid=16422
I had to spend a week making phone calls before my optometrist found a lab that would use it. I can’t wait for mine to come in!


#22

Hi

I can’t get that link to work.

What colour are the lenses tinted? Do you look like an idiot wearing them?

x


#23

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Hi

I can’t get that link to work.

What colour are the lenses tinted? Do you look like an idiot wearing them?

x

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Sorry, just google FL 41 Tint. The color will depend on how dark the lab makes them. It’s like dying your clothes., you can adjust the darkness. The recommended darkness is 55% I think. The color should be a rosy orange. I will look stupid wearing them as I look horrid in pink, but I’m hoping it will be worth it. I have a friend who got the tint a year ago and she looks adorable. Just depends on you and your glasses. Perhaps you only wear them in under lights or while on a computer and just resign yourself to a unique look.


#24

Googled it. God, I gotta be honest, I really don’t want to be wearing those in the office, people will think I’m mental.

But if it works, I guess it’s worth it.


#25

I wear mine all over the place, and honestly, no one really gives it a second look. They kind of end up looking like transitions lenses that are mid-transition, so I don’t think people find it all that odd. And if they do, uhhh they can suck it up and look away! :smiley: