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Migraine glasses / Lenses


#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:


#26

hi
if these are going to help me stay in the office and do my job, then they will def be worth it.

I am keen - i already wear glasses and i am having an eye test next week - i am going to try and get 2 pairs - 1 normal and 1 for migralens - anyone ordered them for prescription glasses?


#27

if they let u keep working then its prob worth it. that is a good point if anyone asks you can say they are transition lenses or something like that- you can say you have a weird prescription and these help you the most or something like that.


#28

My eye doctor just called and mine are in! Woo!
I’ll try and post a picture of them this weekend.


#29

My new glasses. They are pretty dark. I think if they work I will have the next pair made just a little lighter. Oh and on different lenses. I don’t like the shape of these.


#30

tracy u look very dizzy chic!


#31

My first pair was just a stock pair, and then I ordered my second pair with a prescription in it and in my own frames. I rarely wear the non-prescription ones anymore, mainly just to work in, since it is so nice to have the Rx in it.


#32

Just had my prescription done - and about to order some migrane lenses for them
Anyone else seen improvements in dizzyness after wearing these?
Has there been any research showing how successful these are?


#33

— Begin quote from “cathbones13”

Just had my prescription done - and about to order some migrane lenses for them
Anyone else seen improvements in dizzyness after wearing these?
Has there been any research showing how successful these are?

— End quote

I’ve been wearing mine for about a week and I think that yes there is absolutely improvement.


#34

I’m looking for some advice on FL41 tinted glasses.

I’m in the UK and Specsavers have said they can get me glasses with an FL41 tint from a company called BPI.

I can’t decide whether to buy myself a pair from Specsavers or to simply buy a pair of frames and send them off to Axon, as they are a specialist company. On their website, Axon claims their FL41 tints are more effective than others as they are a specialist provider (although I am conscious this could just be marketing). Also they provide both indoor and outdoor versions of their lenses (ideally I am probably only looking to buy an indoor pair for work because I am very sensitive to artificial flourescent lighting).

Obviously, both options will cost me quite a lot of money. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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#35

I’m in the US and don’t know anything about Specsavers, but I bought mine from Axon (first a stock frame pair, then a pair with my own frames and prescription) and have been happy. I am very photosensitive (flickering lights, etc.) and they ended up working really well for me even though I was very skeptical. They won’t necessarily work for everyone, so I can’t promise success with other people, but I was happy from a customer service standpoint. I don’t know how things will change being overseas - I imagine customs and the like could slow the process down.


#36

Does anyone know if colourimetry testing can play any role in finding the best tint for migraine sufferers?


#37

— Begin quote from “dizzyhell”

Does anyone know if colourimetry testing can play any role in finding the best tint for migraine sufferers?

— End quote

I had to go look up the word. I’ve no idea, but I know the specific wavelengths used in the FL41 are the most common in florescent lights and LCD displays that are not present in natural light. I use to have the numbers written down but I can’t find them now. It’s a specific blue and a specific green light that are the problems.


#38

— Begin quote from “dizzyhell”

Does anyone know if colourimetry testing can play any role in finding the best tint for migraine sufferers?

— End quote

I have heard mixed reviews. I’m not sure there is much evidence backing it up at this point.


#39

Six months on since wearing the Axon Optics glasses I can say that they are a big success! I wear them all day at the computer and - if I remember - when I go to shopping centers. I was initially reluctant to wear the glasses as the tint seemed dark to me. But really, nobody gives me a second look and they have helped me to feel so much better. I can’t say enough good things about Axon’s customer service, and the quality of the lenses is great. After trialling the first pair I returned them and sent my own frame in to have their lenses fitted. These are more comfortable and suit my face better. If you suspect that lighting might be a trigger for you, I highly recommend giving them a try. :wink:

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#40

— Begin quote from “monster”

Six months on since wearing the Axon Optics glasses I can say that they are a big success! I wear them all day at the computer and - if I remember - when I go to shopping centers. I was initially reluctant to wear the glasses as the tint seemed dark to me. But really, nobody gives me a second look and they have helped me to feel so much better. I can’t say enough good things about Axon’s customer service, and the quality of the lenses is great. After trialling the first pair I returned them and sent my own frame in to have their lenses fitted. These are more comfortable and suit my face better. If you suspect that lighting might be a trigger for you, I highly recommend giving them a try. :wink:

— End quote

I find myself constantly telling people about them, even when they don’t ask, since they helped me so much. After I had the first pair for a few weeks I had a second pair made using the tint at 30%. They aren’t quite as dark but still give me the benefit. I am thinking about trying a third pair at 15%. I wear prescription glasses so I wear them 100% of the time.


#41

I use Migralens fit-over-your-glasses- migraine-glasses, and they help me tremendously! 8) lovethem


#42

I wear T’aime blue light blocking glasses, which is the clip-on and flip-up style. Since I have prescription glasses, I have to choose these clipping on my glasses. Yeah. I think they are totally successful. I can look at my computer screen for longer and no fatigue.


#43

Has anyone felt they are sleeping better since using these glasses?

I have read that they help insomnia (which I suffer from). They say to get the amber blue light blocking glasses. Are the migraine ones amber?

Thanks

Christine