Resolution 2013: A Year With Less Migraine, Photophobia, and Blepharospasm

January 3, 2013

  Hello 2013! The world didn’t end in 2012. We’re still here. Some of our problems change; some of them go away. Some of them remain. As we move into a new year, we often reflect on what we would like to change, and from it make a resolution. What should my resolution be? To […] Read More

Migraines Are Frequently Misdiagnosed or Undiagnosed

December 4, 2012

Migraine headaches 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. Children and teens are not only misdiagnosed, but are susceptible to going undiagnosed. Very often, it is during these formative years that migraine develops […] Read More

Light Sensitivity, Bright Lights, and Depression

November 29, 2012

There is more than one way that light could be bothering you.  If you’re reading this, you probably know something about light sensitivity, also known as photophobia.  But did you know that bright light at night may also increase your chances of depression?  Think about all of those little irritants during the time that your […] Read More

Migraine Mechanism: an educational video by Dr. Craig Blackwell

November 14, 2012

Craig Blackwell, MD, founder of Craig Blackwell, MD Opthamology and Blackwell Eyesight. Migraine Mechanism is a great educational film about migraine and how it occurs.  Opthalmologist Craig Blackwell, MD, of Santa Cruz, California, produced this video.  He has been American Board of Opthalmology certified since 1986, and has been performing eye surgeries for twenty years.  As […] Read More

Serene Branson’s Sudden Migraine

November 9, 2012

Did you ever see the footage of Serene Branson?  She’s a reporter for CBS Los Angeles.  She was at the Grammys in 2011 reporting live on television when she stopped being able to speak.  She appeared to be having a stroke.  They cut the live feed and took her to the emergency room.  Medical professionals […] Read More

Why Bright Light Worsens Migraine Headache Pain

November 5, 2012

This article from reveals some of why bright light worsens migraine headache pain. The article explains a bit about photophobia and how migraines occur. It’s great if you’re interested in the science behind light sensitivity. Senatorial headache. Washington, D.C., March 19, 1937.  Library of Congress. Why Bright Light Worsens Migraine Headache Pain by LiveScience […] Read More

FDA lists Migraines as Nominee for New Research

October 26, 2012

Have you seen’s article from earlier this week? The FDA was looking for comments on several disorders, including migraine, from sufferers as part of a patient-focused drug development initiative. Exciting! Here is a direct link to their article:  

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What is light pollution and how does it affect me?

October 17, 2012

Most city sky’s have become virtually empty of stars. Light pollution is mostly bad lighting design which shines artificial lights in streets, buildings, parking lots, etc into the sky, where it’s not wanted, instead of focusing it downward.  This lighting washes out the darkness of the night and the stars of the sky and it […] Read More

A Day at the Park without Light Sensitivity

October 9, 2012

Axon Optics doesn’t sell Extra-Large Cocoons Cover Frames anymore because they were too big for most people, but they do fit perfectly over my camera lens.  This is also a great opportunity to show you the kind of coverage our Cover Frames provide.  The shape provides protection from peripheral light, and the tint provides relief […] Read More

The World is Too Bright

September 27, 2012

Photo: Riverside Drive Illumination, sometime between 1910 and 1915, Bain News Service. I am having a terrible day. I work in customer service for Axon Optics and I’ve probably talked to or emailed many of you.  I really enjoy helping others with photophobia and migraine because I suffer as well.  But today is not good.  […] Read More

Do your migraine glasses make everything look rosy?

September 1, 2012

Color Hues Recently, a painter asked us if our migraine glasses would affect the way they see color hues. Axon’s exclusive FL-41 tint works against migraine, photophobia, photoallodynia by blocking specific wavelengths of light. Because of this, some color distortion is inevitable; however, from all the customers who have purchased our eyewear we have not […] Read More

Using Eye Glasses for Natural Migraine Relief

July 16, 2012

Axon Optics is developing eye glasses that block the wavelength of light that triggers migraines. It offers a natural migraine relief method of reducing the severity and frequency of migraines. Axon Optics in collaboration with the University of Utah is developing novel coating which can be applied to eyeglasses in order to block the light spectrum that […] Read More