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    Attend The Migraine World Summit | Over 30 Migraine Experts | Free Online Event

    Dr. Bradley Katz of Axon Optics is one of the over 30 world leading migraine experts, doctors, and specialists taking part in The Migraine World Summit, a free online event from April 15-20, 2016.

    Experts have come from world leading institutions such as Harvard Medical School, the Mayo Clinic, University of Utah, Stanford Medical, the Cleveland Clinic and the International Headache Society.

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    Axon is Tubing in Park City

    Most of the time our team is thinking about migraines, light sensitivity, keeping up the website, fulfilling orders, and working on clinical studies. However, every once in a while we are able to get out and play a little bit. Living in Utah, the mountains are our backdoor so we took our families up to Gorgoza Tubing hill in Park City to…

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    Everything You Need to Know About Migraine Surgery

    The disabling pain of migraine disrupts families, ruins social lives, and restricts career paths. Depending on the severity of the migraine, sufferers live in a world of pain with only occasional bouts of relief. It’s no way to live your life.

    Conventional medication helps many, along with lifestyle and pain management strategies. For others, surgical interventions can provide more long-term relief.

    Not everyone who sufferers from…

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    Treatment for Chronic Migraines

    A person constantly afflicted with the burden of chronic migraine pain seeks one thing: relief. In a relentless search for a migraine cure people look to prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs and any form of natural migraine relief. Sensitivity to light and a can keep people confined to darkness, and away from work. Auras can prevent people

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    Beehive Startups | See The World Through Rose-Colored Glasses

    Beehive Startups featured Axon Optics recently. They somehow included vampires, ghosts, and orcs in an article about glasses for light sensitivity and migraine.

    “Photophobia (fear of light, that is, not fear of photos) sounds like the type of chronic condition a vampire would suffer from. But what you’re actually thinking of heliophobia, which usually spawns from a hugely traumatic sunburn experience. That, or you’re…

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    Study Shows Light Triggers Migraine Pain Even in Blind Subjects

    Are your migraine symptoms triggered by light? A new study suggests the optic nerve plays a major role in transmitting signals that cause painful sensations in migraine-sufferers – even in people who are blind. Limiting the type of light that triggers pain is at the heart of reducing headaches and their symptoms, and Axon Optics’ therapeutic lenses provide a simple, effective solution.

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    Axon Optics Migraine Glasses on Product Hunt – SLC 2/25/16

      Axon Optics Migraine Glasses on Product Hunt Axon Optics Migraine Glasses will be featured at the Salt Lake City Product Hunt event on Thursday, February 22, 2016.  If you are our Utah neighbors come by and visit us and meet us in person. As part of the event, we posted our glasses to the Product Hunt Website: www.producthunt.com/tech/axon-optics-migraine-glasses. It’s

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    How to Get Rid of a Migraine

    How to Get Rid of a Migraine without Medication It’s nearly impossible to browse the Internet or read through a newspaper today and not see something about the dangers and side effects of medication. If you suffer from migraines, however, medication may be the only remedy that seems to offer any relief. As today’s consumer is becoming more and more

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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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