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    Frequently Asked Questions About Migraine Treatment

    Dr. Katz, MD, PhD, of the Moran Eye Institute at the University of Utah Medical Center answers questions on Migraine Treatments:

    1) Are migraines curable?
    2) Are there any lifestyle treatments for migraines?
    3) What are some tools to cure or treat migraine?
    4) How can I get rid of a migraine naturally?
    5) Are there any effective treatments for migraines and headaches apart from painkillers?
    6) Are tinted glasses…

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    Mom, I just bought a bearded dragon with my birthday money!

    Ever have that fear of going into the mall which is full of fluorescent lights, shiny floors, reflective windows. It can be a perfect storm for hemiplegic migraine and dystonia. Hemiplegic migraines resemble strokes, and for Kim Lawson, she can’t be in anything but incandescent bulbs or it is guaranteed attack.

    Kim writes about her potentially dreadful experience of taking her…

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    Webinar: Alternative Approaches to Migraine Treatment

    In December of 2015, Dr Brad Katz of Axon Optics and Carl Cincinnato from Migraine Pal hosted a Webinar about alternative approaches to migraine treatments with a particular focus on light sensitivity. It was great to see attendees from all across the world chiming in on the presentation and asking questions. We have posted the recording here:

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Migraines

    Dr. Katz, MD, PhD, of the Moran Eye Institute at the University of Utah Medical Center answers common — and uncommon — questions on Migraines, Migraine Causes, Migraine Treatments, and more.

    1) When is a headache a migraine?
    2) Are migraines real?
    3) What does it feel like to have a migraine?
    4) What is causing my migraine?
    5) What are the exact mechanisms of migraines?
    6) Should…

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Migraine Causes

    FAQ on Migraine Causes – Answers by Dr. Katz, MD, PhD, of the Moran Eye Institute in Utah Let us start this post off by saying that migraine causes still remain unknown, however in the online community of migraine sufferers, the following are some frequently asked questions about migraine causes, predispositions to migraines, associated syndromes, and other related topics that our

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Light Sensitivity

    Dr. Katz, MD, PhD, of the Moran Eye Institute at the University of Utah Medical Center answers common — and uncommon — questions on Light Sensitivity, Light Sensitivity Causes, Light Sensitivity Treatments, and more.

    1) What is light sensitivity?
    2) Why do migraines cause light sensitivity?
    3) Is there treatment for light sensitivity?
    4) If I don’t like to wear sunglasses, what can I do about…

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    Studying in the Fishbowls – Avoiding migraines at school.

    I call them fishbowls. The 9 by 18 white tile rooms that library calls study rooms.  They’re fishbowls because they’re white walls on three sides with a forth wall of windows. When people walk by they can’t help but stare at you studying. It’s always awkward silent eye contact. I like them because they’re an escape. It’s the only place

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    Great for heightened photophobia, blogging, and salon visits

    Sarah, a light sensitive migraine sufferer writes: Before I had children I was a special education teacher. The years after college; I was teaching, coaching, tutoring, and getting my Master’s degree. That was all? ha.

    At this point my migraines became chronic and pretty much elevated to a new level.

    Stress, lack of sleep, noise levels and inconsistent diet triggered my migraines me daily….

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    The Connection Between Photophobia and Migraine

    Most people who have suffered the excruciating and persistent pain of migraines have noticed an increased sensitivity to light, often to the point where going into a dark room is the only way to alleviate the pain. That painful sensitivity may be more than a symptom — the light may be somewhat to blame for the migraine in the first place.

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    Why are doctor’s offices so bright?

    “You aren’t nuts, Migraines hurt” with my Axon Optics glasses Today I went to see my neurologist per usual.  I was prepared and wore my Axon Optics glasses.  As I sat there and reached for a magazine I saw a coconut painted with the saying, “You aren’t nuts, Migraines hurt.” Well isn’t that the truth.  This was actually one of

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    Migraines Cause Visual Aura Phenomenon

      The Dresden Codex vs. Migraine with Visual Aura   Mesoamerican Art has a very famous and specific look.  Most people will have an immediate mental image when you mention the Aztecs or the Mayans. The Dresden Codex, or Codex Dresdensis, is one of three indisputable Mayan Codices (books).  It opens accordion-style.  It is from the Yucatan region of the Mayan

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    Photophobia Glasses Provide Relief from Light Sensitivity

    Photophobia Glasses from Axon Optics as a Natural Treatment “I have extreme photophobia and I just want a pair of photophobia glasses to make riding in a car or eating in a restaurant not only tolerable but somewhat comfortable.”  This is a common question to Axon Optics. What is Photophobia? Photophobia is an aversion or sensitivity to light.  In extreme

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    Adjusting Life around Light Sensitivity

    Welcome to the club.

    If you’re on the Axon Optics website that probably means you (or someone you love) is walking through life currently with a sensitivity to light. And unfortunately, it probably means this sensitivity has a large impact on the day-to-day aspects of life. For better or worse, you are not alone. There is a whole slew of us in this world that…

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    Axon Optics unveils new FL-41 Toric Contact Lenses for Astigmatism with Photophobia

    We now offer our 365-day FL-41 Soft Contact Lenses in regular prescriptions as well as Toric versions for astigmatism!  Our labs can handle astigmatism prescriptions with cylindrical readings up to +2.75.  Above +2.75 is considered Bi-Toric, which we cannot process. What’s so special about an Axon Optics contact lens?  A few things: Total peripheral light coverage.  No gaps above or

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