Everything You Need to Know About Migraine Surgery

March 16, 2016

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 […] Read More

Study Shows Light Triggers Migraine Pain Even in Blind Subjects

February 29, 2016

Optic Nerve Plays a Major Role in Migraine Pain At Axon Optics, we conduct clinical studies and keep an eye on studies regarding light and migraine.  The results of this particular study are rather striking when you see it for the first time – light can trigger migraine pain even in blind subjects.  Part of the […] Read More

Frequently Asked Questions on Blepharospasm

February 6, 2016
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FAQ on Blepharospasm – Answers by Dr. Katz, MD, PhD, of the Moran Eye Institute in Utah Q: What is blepharospasm? A: Blepharospasm is an uncontrollable blinking and squeezing of the eyelids that some people have. It’s a movement disorder. We’ve all probably seen people like that. They kind of have this uncontrollable squeezing and blinking, have […] Read More

Frequently Asked Questions About Migraine Treatment

January 18, 2016
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FAQ on Migraine Treatment – Answers by Dr. Katz, MD, PhD, of the Moran Eye Institute at the University of Utah Medical Center       Q: Are migraines curable? A: Right now migraines are not curable. It’s a lifelong condition. People do tend to have fewer migraines as they get into their 60s and […] Read More

Frequently Asked Questions about Migraines

January 4, 2016

FAQ on Migraines – Answers by Dr. Katz, MD, PhD, of the Moran Eye Institute at the University of Utah Medical Center Q: When is a headache a migraine? A: So, differentiating migraines from other headache syndromes is really not that difficult to do. Almost all migraine headaches will be associated with some light sensitivity and/or […] Read More

The Connection Between Photophobia and Migraine

December 8, 2015

  Most people who have suffered the excruciating and persistent pain of migraines have noticed an increased sensitivity to light, often to the point where going into a dark room is the only way to alleviate the pain. That painful sensitivity may be more than a symptom — the light may be somewhat to blame […] Read More

Visual Migraine Aura Phenomenon

November 9, 2015
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  The Dresden Codex vs. Migraine Aura   Mesoamerican Art has a very famous and specific look.  Most people will have an immediate mental image when you mention the Aztecs or the Mayans. The Dresden Codex, or Codex Dresdensis, is one of three indisputable Mayan Codices (books).  It opens accordion-style.  It is from the Yucatan region […] Read More

Axon Optics Contact Lenses for Migraine

October 5, 2015

We now offer our 365-day Soft Contacts for people with migraine and light sensitivity in regular prescriptions as well as Toric versions for astigmatism!  Our labs can handle astigmatism prescriptions with cylindrical readings up to +2.75.  Above +2.75 is considered Bi-Toric, which we cannot process. Benefits of the Axon Optics SpectraShield Contact Lenses Total peripheral light coverage. […] Read More

Migraineur/Blogger of MoreThanAHeadache: Axon Optics lenses ‘Unbeatable’

July 29, 2015

Emily from MoreThanaHeadache: Photophobia is one of the key symptoms of a migraine. For a long time I didn’t have to deal with the severe vertigo and pain from the dimmest of lights. Now, I do. I’ve had tension headaches since I was 13 and now at 21 I experience full blown migraines a few […] Read More

Light Sensitivity and Ocular Migraines

June 16, 2015
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Preventing Migraine Eye Pain: The Role of Filtering Lenses

June 1, 2015

Eye pain is a common complaint among the 15.3% of Americans who suffer from migraine headaches, causing deep, throbbing pain that can be felt in or behind one or both eyes, or can even shift from one eye to the other. Many people who experience migraine eye pain wind up attributing their symptoms to eye […] Read More

Why do some colors hurt? Understanding the Visual Spectrum

February 24, 2015

Understanding the Visual Spectrum The visual spectrum, the wavelengths of light that the human eye can see, include long wavelength light (red) all the way through short wavelength light (blue). The visual spectrum includes all colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. Red and orange have longer wavelengths and blue/indigo/violet have […] Read More