Vestibular Migraine

July 10, 2019
Vestibular migraine involves dizziness with or without migraine pain.

Have you ever been dizzy? I mean, really dizzy, where you couldn’t do much if you could get up at all. This is not a “too much spinning on the playground equipment” dizziness. No, this dizziness comes on seemingly out of the blue. It can last several minutes or drag on for up to three […] Read More

Migraine Glasses – A Complete Guide (2019)

June 10, 2019
Man Holding Migraine Glasses by Axon Optics

We’ve all felt it at some time, bright light that hurts. But that’s not you. No, forget the garden variety light sensitivity. Yours is the serious stuff. You know the drill: bright lights, pain, the overwhelming need to find a dark room in which to retreat. You’re not alone, but is that really any consolation? […] Read More

The Results Are In: Axon Optics Eyewear Reduces Headache Impact

May 22, 2019

Since 2011, Axon Optics has been developing precision-tinted eyewear with purpose. As technology has advanced, our primary mission has remained constant: to help people who suffer from light sensitivity and migraine to suffer less. We’ve Been Hard at Work, and the Data Is In We admit it — we’re data nerds. We’ve been busy surveying […] Read More

Dark Glasses for Migraine: Separating Fact from Fiction

May 10, 2019

“Get a little sunshine!” “Open a window; it’s too dark in here!” “Why do you keep it so dark in here! Turn on some lights!” Do you cringe when someone says these things to you? Do you seek out the darkened corners of a room, pulling down the shades and lowering the lights? Does every […] Read More

What does it mean when your eyes are sensitive to light?

April 19, 2019

Light bugs you. We’ve all been there. Bright lights, flashing lights, even illness can cause light to be bothersome. But this goes beyond “bothersome.” Way beyond. It really bugs – you to the point that your eyes water and you can’t keep them open. It hurts. Even though everyone around you is acting like nothing […] Read More

Attending Retreat Migraine and Migraine World Summit

April 16, 2019

Recently, people with migraine have had some excellent opportunities to learn and connect. This past weekend (April 12-14) Nicole and I attended Retreat Migraine, the first patient-focused conference for migraine. One of my favorite sessions was led by Dr. Melissa Geraghty and Jaime Sanders, aka the MigraineDiva. They spoke on migraine and mental health. Jaime […] Read More

20 Migraine Gifs that Really Capture the Migraineur’s Struggle

March 22, 2019

These best migraine gifs really show what migraineurs go through.

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Stories of Relief: Axon Optics User Laura Tietz

March 6, 2019
Laura wearing Axon Optics Cover RX

At Axon Optics, we’re big on science. You’ve probably read about it here on our website (if not, look here to learn more). To make a long story short, clinical studies have proven the value of our migraine glasses in filtering out offending light to lessen the effects of photophobia — not the least of […] Read More

Veterans: Get Axon Migraine Glasses at VAs Nationwide!

February 28, 2019

Migraine attacks? Sensitive to light? Just need a dark, quite dark room?  The majority of migraineurs are light sensitive.  Axon Optics develops eyewear that is shown to block the wavelengths of light that have been implicated in triggering migraine.   Our proprietary eyewear (i.e. migraine glasses or light sensitivity glasses) is available for free to Veterans through any […] Read More

Migraine Gender Ratio: 5 Reasons Why Women Tip the Scales

February 27, 2019

Fun fact. Women are more prone to migraines than men. And here’s why. Women are three times more likely to suffer from migraines than men. It’s clear: women are more prone to migraines, but it’s less certain why. There are five main areas that researchers are studying to better understand the link between migraines and […] Read More

Stories of Relief: Axon Optics User Celeste Cooper

January 31, 2019

At Axon Optics, we’re big on science. You’ve probably read about it here on our website (if not, look here to learn more). To make a long story short, clinical studies have proven the value of our migraine glasses in filtering out offending light to lessen the effects of photophobia — not the least of […] Read More

2018 #MyMigraineStory Scholarship Contest Winners Announced

January 26, 2019

They say everyone has at least one story in them. Have you ever thought about what yours might be? We asked migraineurs to tell us their story – their migraine story – for our annual #MyMigraineStory scholarship contest. And the responses just kept rolling in. Students shared their migraine stories in the form of visual […] Read More