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 […] Read More

Spectral Characteristics of FL-41 Tint

March 20, 2012

Curious as to what wavelengths FL-41 blocks?  Well here is a comparison of light transmission of FL-41 tint glasses compared to regular grey sunglasses:

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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

Relieve Eye Strain At the Computer

February 22, 2012

Customers often ask if FL-41 glasses will relieve eye strain at the computer.  He are some comments from a physician that studies light sensitivity: Many of my patients have trouble with computer screens, but for a variety of reasons. Some of my patients need mild reading glasses or bifocal. This is especially true for patients […] Read More

Axon Optics Migraine Glasses featured at "Innovation Idol: Superhero Edition"

January 18, 2012

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, four fantastic entrepreneurial innovators assembled in the hallowed halls of The Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City to participate in “Innovation Idol: Superhero Edition.” Axon Optics was pleased to be selected as one of the four innovations. Each contestant represented a super-heroic innovation with the potential to save lives, increase safety, […] Read More

Update on Next Generation Migraine Lens

December 22, 2011

We keep getting emails about our next generation migraine lens (and understandably so).  We just wanted to share a picture of them with you and let you know we are hard at work performing clinical studies.  Axon Optics will deliver the best product with clinical data to back it up.  We expect these migraine lenses […] Read More

Do You Have Migraine Eye Symptoms?

October 20, 2011

Migraine Eye Symptoms Because migraine is a neurologic disease and not just a “headache”, it can have a variety of symptoms other than head pain. Visual disturbances and eye pain are two common ocular examples of migraine eye symptoms. 1) Aura About 1/3rd of people  with migraine experience a visual disturbance or “aura” that precedes […] Read More

Light Sensitivity Relief

September 17, 2011

Are you sensitive to light? Does light trigger painful migraines or headaches?  Is hiding in a dark room the only relief, or is something better out there? Because not everyone shares this form of light discomfort, others may be inconsiderate to people with light sensitivity, or “photophobia”. People without this sensitivity cannot understand or imagine […] Read More

Are your eyeglasses precision tinted?

August 25, 2011
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The idea of “precision” tints has arisen from the May 2011 article in Cephalalgia in which custom optical tints were used to reduce visual sensitivity in migraine patients.  You can view the study here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21622479 and a review article here http://www.gizmag.com/tinted-glasses-fight-migraines/18751/. In this study, subjects looked into a colorimetry machine and adjusted the mix of different colors they […] Read More

The Need for Fast, Alternative, Migraine Relief

August 23, 2011

Migraine relief has been a common dream for many who suffer from frequent migraines. The National Headache Foundation (www.headaches.org) supported The National Migraine Treatment Survey, a telephone survey of 500 clinically diagnosed migraine sufferers between the ages of 25 and 45 conducted March 2010. A number of interesting results were reported from this survey: 69% […] 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

Visual Migraines and Ocular Migraines

August 5, 2011

  If you are visiting this site, you have likely experienced a visual migraine (ocular migraine, ophthalmic migraine, eye migraine).  In general, this refers to the visual warning signs or aura of a migraine attack. It can be a frightening phenomenon.  Those affected by visual migraines are good candidates for using migraine glasses (FL-41) to […] Read More