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    How 2,049 People Describe Their Migraines to Doctors

    Migraines affect approximately 12 percent of the U.S. population. Despite their prevalence migraines have largely gone undiagnosed and untreated. Migraines are as unique as the people they affect. Historically, chronic migraines have been difficult for physicians to diagnose due to the various types of headaches, triggers and a lack of reliable testing measures for assessing the disability of headaches. Thankfully

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    Top 5 Migraine Tracking Apps

    5 Apps for Tracking Your Migraines: Mobile apps are a practical solution for tracking your migraine symptoms, triggers, and patterns on the go. Created by industry professionals, these apps can recommend treatment and create customizable reports for you and your doctor. Here is a look at the top 5 migraine tracking apps in 2016.

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  • Axon in the Air

    Axon in the Air

    Dr. Brad Katz was on a flight to St Louis and the flight attendant was wearing Axon glasses and was extolling their migraine and light sensitivity virtues to one of the other passengers. We thought that was pretty cool! They were able to snap a picture together in the terminal afterwards.

    We hope to see more of you out there wearing Axon Optics eyewear….

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  • Migraine Triggers Quiz

    How Well Do You Know Your Migraine Triggers?

    For some people around the country, chronic migraines are a crippling reality. What many people don’t know is what triggers these migraines. Think you know common migraine triggers? Take our quiz and find out!

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    Think You’re Not Hypersensitive to Light? These 2 Studies Could Change Your Mind

    Light sensitivity can be subtle – very subtle – and now two studies have revealed some surprising facts about light and migraines that could have an impact on the way the headaches are diagnosed. Read here to learn more.

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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 Optics Team Sledding at Gorgoza Park

    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 Feature Axon Optics

    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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  • Light can trigger migraine even in blind subjects

    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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  • Bearded Dragon Migraines

    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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