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Photophobia Glasses for Light Sensitivity Relief

Do you find yourself needing to wear sunglasses regularly⁠—even indoors? You're not alone. Many people are unaware that the use of sunglasses indoors could make your light sensitivity much worse, and it's actually not the most effective way to combat light sensitivity.

The solution? Light sensitivity (photophobia) glasses.

Relieve Migraine-Related Light Sensitivity

In the migraine medical community, the most effective way to measure the efficacy of migraine treatments is with a clinically validated tool called HIT-6 (Headache Impact Test). Most of our competitors are satisfied with just user reviews⁠—not us! 

After hundreds of survey participants (and eight long years), we're happy to report these amazing results from our customers.

reduction in light impact

88% of users saw a reduction in light impact

reduction in headache impact

87% of users saw a reduction in headache impact

decrease in light sensitivity severity

38% decrease in light sensitivity impact

fewer headaches

24% fewer headaches

What is Photophobia?

Photophobia literally means “fear of light.” However, photophobia, or light sensitivity, is actually a condition associated with an extreme sensitivity to lights. It can cause symptoms like continual blinking, squinting, excessive tearing, eye pain, and eye inflammation. In some cases, photophobia can also cause headaches and nausea.

There are many potential causes of photophobia, one of which is migraine. Research has shown that patients with migraines are more sensitive to light and tend to have a lower tolerance of bright light.

Other possible causes of photophobia are traumatic brain injury (TBI), meningitis, dry eye, and blepharospasm. And there are also many conditions associated with photophobia, such as post-concussion syndrome, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.

Itching to learn more? Check out our photophobia guide.

Best Treatments for Photophobia

The best way to manage photophobia is to treat the underlying cause. Of course, this is easier said than done. Having a comprehensive eye exam by a trained medical professional is the best first step that should point you in the right direction.

With some causes of photophobia, like migraine, treatments are challenging to determine because everyone experiences their migraines in unique ways. With most migraineurs, preventative treatment is the most effective. This includes identifying migraine triggers and then avoiding, managing, or eliminating them.

For some migraine patients, certain types of light trigger migraines: fluorescent lighting, computer and device screens, natural sunlight, LEDs, and many more. If only there were a product that could filter out the harmful light, which could reduce the number of migraines and relieve light sensitivity.

Enter: Photophobia glasses.

What are Photophobia Glasses?

Light sensitivity (photophobia) glasses utilize a 30-year-old technology called FL-41. FL-41 is a special tint that blocks certain wavelengths of light that science has recently found to trigger migraines and exacerbate photophobia symptoms.

Axon Optics took the old technology, refined and tweaked it over the course of 20 years, and finally paired it with over 18 layers of coating to ensure they stay effective for many years to come.

precision tinted lenses against wood

Migraine and Photophobia Studies

2x Improvement in Photophobia Severity

Researchers studied how this lens affects patients with a condition called blepharospasm (BEB). This condition is almost always accompanied by light sensitivity. Patients saw a 2x improvement in the severity of their light sensitivity when compared to wearing regular grey lenses.

From 6 to 2 Migraine Episodes Per Month

There was an additional study performed by researchers over at the University of Birmingham. They tested how the lenses would affect migraine patients. Patients who wore the glasses reported a reduction in migraine episodes from over 6 per month down to only 2 per month.

Axon optics special tint for migraine relief

Same Tech. Different Results.

Even though all FL-41 lenses stem from the same technology created over 30 years ago, they aren't all the same. Not even close. And they aren't equally as effective at relieving light sensitivity and photophobia.

Lenses from different vendors were put to the test in a research project at the University of Utah. The study found wide variations in the quality, lens color, spectral characteristics, and optical densities of lenses purchased from different optical shops and laboratories.

This news should make your ears perk up! It means if you don't buy your light sensitivity glasses from a trusted vendor, you may not find any light sensitivity relief at all!

Why Axon Optics Photophobia Glasses?

  • Created by a neuro-ophthalmologist and researcher named Dr. Bradley J. Katz, who has been treating patients for over 20 years.
  • Designed out of a lab at the University of Utah’s Moran Eye Center.
  • Multiple lens options including indoor, outdoor, and transition lenses.
  • Include an advanced anti-glare coating to prevent light from reflecting off of the backside of the lens into your eye⁠—reduces smudges, fingerprints, and scratches.
  • Proprietary rose-tinted lenses have tested to be significantly better than generic FL-41 offered by most optical shops.

Will These Glasses Get Rid of Your Photophobia?

As with everything in life, it depends. Each person is completely unique, so we can't guarantee the glasses will provide light sensitivity relief.

However, based on the hundreds of 5-star reviews and the overwhelmingly positive results from our clinically validated HIT-6 survey, we can definitely say that the odds are certainly in your favor.

And if you're worried you might be one of the unlucky ones, we offer a 30-day return policy so that there's minimal risk!

Frames for Every Scenario

Standard Protection

Standard Migraine Glasses Frame

Blocks a majority of light

Peripheral Protection

Wrap Migraine Glasses Frame

Slight curve blocks additional peripheral light

Max Protection

Frame Compare Gasket

Curved lenses, frame, and inner gasket provide maximum protection from light.

Prescription Protection

Frame Compare Fitover

This style frame fits over prescriptions frames.

Have Glasses Already?

Keep Your Current Frames

If you love your current frames too much to give up, no need to worry! We give you the option to swap out your existing lenses with our precision-tinted FL-41 lenses. That way, you can keep your same stylish lenses AND find some much-needed photophobia relief.

Prescription Lenses? No Problem

For people who have prescription lenses, we have a few options. 1) Order online (as long as it's single-vision). 2) Anything other than single-vision (bifocal, trifocal), you must go to an eye-care professional to have them placed. Also, if you just want to see if the lenses work for you, we have a Cover-RX frame, which is designed to be worn OVER your glasses.

Axon Optics Photophobia Glasses Reviews

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30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

We wouldn't want you to keep something that doesn't work for you! If you don't find any natural photophobia relief with our light sensitivity glasses, please send them back to us within 30 days to get a refund.