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

Waking Up with a Migraine? 5 Possible Reasons Why

January 4, 2019

Experiencing migraine can really ruin your day. The searing pain that it causes leaves you mentally and physically impaired. It can bring your life to a screeching halt and keep you from doing the things you enjoy like spending time with family and friends. Sadly, waking up with a migraine is not that uncommon. Migraine and […] Read More

Are All FL-41 Migraine Relief Glasses Created Equal?

December 18, 2018

FL-41 is a lens tint that has been shown to reduce the impact of migraine attacks in clinical studies. But what does FL-41 tint look like? Are all FL-41 glasses the same? The short answer is no. An early research project from the University of Utah Medical Center evaluated whether patients were getting the same benefit […] Read More

Holiday Migraine Survival Guide

December 12, 2018

The holidays are a fun time filled with our favorite three F’s: Family, friends, and food. And while these are all tons of fun, it’s easy to get off track with your migraine prevention plan. Tis the season for migraine trigger overload. Stress, fatigue, trigger foods, and free flowing alcohol can all lead to a […] Read More