Light Sensitivity and the Solar Eclipse: Tips for Eye Safety

August 19, 2017

On August 21, 2017, millions of people from all over the world will descend upon a handful of cities across the United States to witness an event that doesn’t come along every day – the Great American Total Solar Eclipse. As the moon slowly passes in front of the sun, it will block out the […] Read More

Eyes Sensitive to Light and Watery? 5 Tips to Help You Cope

August 9, 2017

  There are a number of reasons why a person might have eyes sensitive to light and watery. Computer fatigue is a very common reason, allergies, certain medications, illnesses, and neurological conditions. Light sensitivity is also one of the most common complaints of people who get migraines. It is one of the top symptoms and […] Read More

What migraine medications are available to me? (and how well do they work?)

August 2, 2017
migraine medication spilling out of a bottle

  The question of whether or not migraine medications work is a long running debate. Most are expensive and few are very effective. It is estimated that around 12% of the population suffers from migraine headaches and many have 4 or more migraines a month. They tend to be more prevalent in women. Researchers estimate […] Read More

Do Indoor Sunglasses for Light Sensitivity Really Work?

June 24, 2017
Woman Wearing Indoor Sunglasses

    There’s been a lot of discussion lately, in the media and in the medical world, about precision tinted glasses and their effectiveness in combating light sensitivity. Many people who deal with photophobia use these glasses – that resemble sunglasses – and sing their praises. Indoors is another story, though. Fluorescent lighting, some LED […] Read More

Thanks from a doctor on Twitter

June 22, 2017

Can’t say enough about my Fl-41’s @NIH @AxonOptics @amfmigraine #photophobia #NationalSelfieDay pic.twitter.com/WavZUOjJzM — Dr. Rachel McDonald (@rachel7mcdonald) June 21, 2017

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What Movie Title Describes Your Migraine Pain?

May 25, 2017

Migraine pain is no joke, but sometimes it helps to view our difficulties with a touch of humor. After all, laughter is the best medicine, right? Over on our Facebook page (if you aren’t following us on Facebook, you’re missing out!) we asked our fans to tell us what movie title best describes their migraines. Their […] Read More

Are Blue Eyes Sensitive to Light?

May 12, 2017

Are blue eyes sensitive to light? Or aren’t they? Doctors and researchers have been grappling with this question for years, leaving the medical community somewhat divided. On one side, there are qualified doctors who say yes, light or blue eyes are more sensitive to light. On the other side, there are equally qualified doctors who […] Read More

Hemiplegic Migraine Guide

April 26, 2017

A Hemiplegic migraine is one of the more severe migraine with aura types. It is also one of the more frightening types of migraine. Its symptoms strongly resemble those of a stroke and this can be terrifying for patients who don’t know what is happening. However, even for those who know what is happening to […] Read More

Do I Need a Migraine Specialist? How do I Find One?

April 21, 2017

When you are suffering from chronic migraines you want answers. Even more importantly, you want solutions that give you relief. A migraine specialist may be just what you need. If you are thinking about seeking a migraine specialist to treat your migraines, there are two things you should know:      A migraine is not […] Read More

7 Benefits of Migraine Glasses

March 30, 2017
7 benefits of migraine glasses

If you have migraines, especially when accompanied with visual sensitivity that includes photophobia, you may benefit from migraine glasses (precision tinted lenses). A study by the Visual Perception Unit, University of Essex, Colchester, and Institute of Optometry, London, UK, suggested that precision tinted lenses helped reduce symptom frequency in people who experienced migraines with visual sensitivity. […] Read More

Visual Snow Guide

March 19, 2017

Everything You Wanted to Know About Visual Snow  “I first became aware of seeing visual snow around 10-11 years of age (I’m now 47, and it’s never gone away). As far as I know, I’ve always seen visual snow (although for decades, I didn’t know that it had an actual name). In fact, when I say […] Read More

New Axon Optics Office

February 27, 2017

We moved! In the fall of 2016 we realized that we could improve our service to customers by fulfilling our own inventory.  So we decided to move away from a third party fulfillment center and into our own office and warehouse space.  Aside from a few hiccups during the first week of January when we were […] Read More