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#6

The Theraspecs simply work for me for work… at home and outdoors I don’t wear them at all. It was just the thought of the tint for a quick 20 mins at work.
There’s a migraine woman also in a cube over and she used to do sunglasses and a big Brimmed hat. Slowly over time she got better, she still gets a migraine every morning she wakes up though.

I would like glasses that work, but aren’t a colored tint at all. That’d be nice.


#7

That is very interesting Helen. Especially that bit about reactalites which I have all the time, under the migralens clip ons. I wonder if that is exacerbating the problem. Of course, none of these things would effect a normal person.


#8

I think they help lots of plp with computer screens and supermarkets and are probably a godsend in case where one can’t tolerate preventatives. If it helps, do it I’d say.

Yes pity it’s the pink colour that works. Could be difficult for guys particularly. My other half wouldn’t wear them. He freaks out at a pink shirt! I did read if somebody in the net got same reluef from a fetching shade if blue. Might be worth checking out. Nearly said ‘looking into’ there! Helen


#9

‘Rose tinted’ view of life 'n all!

Very hippy!


#10

Not too sure about that. Balance, Eyes and brain very closely linked. Give a person without balance problems glasses with an incorrect prescription and they get dizzy, nauseous and start walking into walls. As for the ‘normal’ person I know exactly what you mean but well remember the VRT Therapist who, when I Said “I wish I was a normal person’ retorted. “you are perfectly ‘normal’. You just have a medical condition. It’s no worse than a broken leg except it’s less obvious’. Or words to that effect. Cheers. Helen


#11

Nin - very good - I’ve just ordered some :slight_smile:


#12

As a side note, I saw this article a few days ago:

And from that article looked into this:

Meanwhile, my hubby read the original article and promptly ordered some plastic glasses from Amazon:

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I haven’t tried them yet. Do these look like any of the types that you all have worn?


#13

Yeah, I got f.lux, it works great.


#14

I haven’t downloaded it yet but will do so after reading that you like it. It’s nice to have a recommendation from someone who’s tried it!


#15

My coworkers exclaim “What on earth happened to your monitor?! Your screen is awfully yellow and dim!!”

I just smile with satisfaction and respond “ah yes, yes it is…”


#16

I just downloaded and installed it! My husband said, “Wow, your screen looks really orange.” I need to read their website to learn more about how to use it. I can already tell it’s going to be better than wearing those orange glasses. :slight_smile:


#17

I love how these glasses producers seem to be hedging their bets?

Lenses of Amber, Pink, Green, Orange … is this a personal thing?


#18

Turnit lol yes I think it’s the same with meds and spectacles too. Try any med or try any coloured lens. People just want peace in their heads don’t they. I suppose all these attempts are in favour to jumping off a cliff.


#19

LOL! Yes almost anything is better than that. Keep the faith that you will improve! :dove:

(I shouldn’t laugh because even I’ve felt that was a better outcome at one very very low point)


#20

Agree on the sunglasses! I have two pair of Axon Optics red lense migraine glasses I wear indoors in the supermarket and big box stores. I’ve not been wearing them as much lately since my photophobia has improved. However they have been a lifesaver for the past year! Others I know have mentioned that they worry that people look at them funny… I couldn’t care less how people look at me :laughing: If it helps prevent a full on vertigo attack! Here’s the funny thing, I have a pair to wear in the house too. Our house has a wall of west facing windows and the sun absolutely comes pouring in. These are my “sunset” Axon Optics glasses that I wear!

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#21

I had a look at the Axon Optics website, lots of useful information about photophobia and migraine. I think their glasses look good, did you get them from the US. Are the lenses always pink/red for migraine. I need a new pair of reading glasses and my optician recommended Lutina lenses to filter blue light and harmful UV rays, but the Axon ones seem so much more what I need. And as I need prescription glasses I would prefer to have them made here with those lenses.
I agree about not caring about what other people think, when I went into the supermarket forgetting to take my sunglasses off I was ready for the dreadful dizzy fog but instead nothing, I was able to pick a few things without vertigo. I could not believe it.


#22

Good morning Cassandre, the Axon Optics are the reddish color. They are what works best for me no doubt. I have some of the blue ray blocker readers I wear while on the computer or reading and they work fine, however I’d love a tint like the Axons have for the computer work as well, haven’t found any of those yet. Theraspecs are another great brand that seem to have a more reddish orange tint than the Axon. I am in the US and have had good luck with the Axon brand, quality etc. so I’ve never tried the Theraspecs brand but their website also has some really good information.
https://www.theraspecs.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiAv9riBRANEiwA9Dqv1QoHRozr8ycjx8eV1LlXVAsm2ADxto-i1ROJqWE9gnBaxc4UmgdAFRoCGB8QAvD_BwE

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#23

I’d say Theraspecs are pink, the indoor ones at least. The outdoor ones … um. I’ve both sitting in top of the dresser somewhere. I imported them from US several years back. They are overglasses to fit over prescription glasses. I don’t use them. They are new, still in the box. Lots of people do find them useful. The lens are actually FL41 in optician speak and technically it’s possible to get them made up here in UK. If you bring them in from US you have to pay import taxes. About £40.00 I think I paid.

In UK you can also buy Migralens, British made and very dark green lens. I had a pair once on trial. Wore them an hour or so but it seemed so dark. Whatever you do, do not wear sunglasses all the time indoors because your eyes will quite quickly dark adapt. The darker it gets, the darker they want it. With having FL41 tint in your prescription glasses it’s probably the most convenient option. I had various darker tints made up when extremely photophobic however that improved and I outgrew them which makes them bit expensive and also it’s not generallly possible to have tints and reactalites in same pair of glasses, Helen


#24

I love f.lux!


#25

My indoor theraspecs are pink/orange. Outside is orange/brown. I don’t leave the house without them, no matter the weather.