The Perfect Pair: Fit, Style, and Coverage

October 31, 2014

One of our longtime friends recently asked a great question.  I answer this question often, but I’ve never written the response in text.  She asked: ” I am looking to order a pair of glasses soon, but have never worn glasses other than generic sunglasses. What information will I need as far as frame size […] Read More

Eyeglass weight list for allodynic sufferers of migraine, blepharospasm, and light sensitivity (photophobia)

October 24, 2014

Allodynia is a symptom of many other conditions in which the body overreacts painfully to normal stimulus.  For people with migraine, it can often make eyeglasses too heavy.  It can also make contact points (where the glasses touch you skin) seem unbearable.  I’m quite allodynic myself . The (sumatriptan) injection, a very common rescue medication, was […] Read More

Polarization or Transitions with my Axon Optics Light Sensitivity Lens?

August 8, 2014

  Hi Axon Optics Readers!  Virginia here.  People get so excited about our lenses that they want to try everything.  All of our lenses have our superior blend of the therapeutic FL-41 tint, the only tint proven to help light-sensitivity and associated conditions.  All of our lenses have 100% UVA and UVB protection.  I recommend […] Read More

Help! How can I tell if my Transitions have Axon Optics therapeutic tint?

June 10, 2014

Axon Optics uses Transitions Brand lenses in our optical lab.  Every pair is hand-tinted and so variation may occur.  These are very complex lenses with multiple functions.  These lenses can take up to a month for us to produce, as most are made-to-order according to your specifications.  They may include: UV Protection: All Axon Optics […] Read More

Comparing Migraine Glasses Wraparounds: Wrap7C

July 2, 2013

The price of our Wrap WGX fell $10 this month, to $189.00 .  What makes this style different than the Wrap 7C?  They’re both stylish wraparound frames with that special curvature to hug the face and block out light.  They both come in black and tortoise shell.  And they both have a removable insert for […] Read More

Choosing a Bifocal Lens

April 28, 2013

What is the difference between Standard Bifocals and Progressives?  A Standard Bifocal has your distance prescription on the top half of the lens, and a magnified version of your prescription on the bottom half for reading.  A Progressive Bifocal has both distance and reading like a traditionl bifocal, but with the line blended. I realized […] Read More

Polarization Vs. Anti-Glare Coatings

March 19, 2013

Polarization Vs. Anti-Glare Coatings Axon Optics offers transitions lenses and you can now custom order polarized lenses. This has lead many people to ask what is Polarization, exactly, and how it is different than an Anti-Glare Coating. Are they the same? These are actually different, and you can get an AR coating on the polarized […] Read More

Is there a difference between optical migraine and ocular migraine?

April 5, 2012
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Optical Migraine and Ocular Migraine Optical migraine and Ocular migraine are terms that most physicians no longer use. The reason for not using these terms is that they can mean different things to different people. To some they mean eye pain in someone with migraines. To others, they mean the visual disturbance, or “aura” that sometimes precedes a […] Read More

Ceiling Fans, Flickering, Motion, and Migraine

March 7, 2012

A recent question from a customer asked about ceiling fans and if it may trigger migraine attacks: I just ordered a pair of FL-41 glasses for help with fluorescents, but am wondering if anyone out there has trouble with ceiling fans. The spinning actually makes me fall over, particularly if it catches me off guard. […] Read More

Migraine Headaches: Frequently Misdiagnosed

August 11, 2011

Migraine headaches are very common and affect about 18% of women and 9% of men at some point in their lives. However, this common illness is often misdiagnosed as “tension headache”, “sinus headache”, or allergy. Here are some of the characteristics of migraines that help differentiate them from other headache syndromes: Unilateral headache. A headache […] Read More