Home Hacks for Those With Sensory Processing Disorder or Light Sensitivity

May 20, 2020

Are you easily overwhelmed by everyday stimuli? Do bright lights cause you headaches? Do strong smells engulf your senses, impacting you more than others? Is a new scratchy sweater unbearable to wear? If so, you may be considered a highly sensitive person. A highly sensitive person is someone who has a stronger than normal reaction […] Read More

How Karen Found Relief After Traumatic Brain Injury

May 19, 2020

According to the Centers for Disease Control, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a major cause of disability in the United States. In 2014, the US saw 2.87 million TBI-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths.  Head injuries require immediate emergency care to assess potential TBI and prevent any further head or neck injury. A mild […] Read More

Silent Pain: How I Live With Chronic Migraines

May 15, 2020
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Darkest Sunglasses for Sensitive Eyes — Indoors & Out

April 9, 2020

If you regularly shut the blinds, turn off lights, or retreat into a dark corner of the room, you could be sensitive to light. Putting on sunglasses might seem like an easy fix — even indoors. But donning the darkest sunglasses for sensitive eyes isn’t a long-term solution. Here’s why: Don’t Teach Your Eyes to […] Read More

User Story: Peggy Found the Right Migraine Glasses

March 23, 2020

We have heard so many stories from Axon Optics customers who have found relief by wearing our proprietary lenses. Many of these customers have also tried other types of glasses made to help people cope with painful light. Some have tried “blue blockers.” Some have resorted to wearing sunglasses indoors, which is never a good […] Read More

Visual Snow Guide (Updated 2020)

March 19, 2020
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Everything You Wanted to Know About Visual Snow  “I first became aware of seeing visual snow around 10-11 years of age (I’m now 47, and it’s never gone away). As far as I know, I’ve always seen visual snow (although for decades, I didn’t know that it had an actual name). In fact, when I say […] Read More

Horner’s Syndrome

March 9, 2020

Horner’s syndrome, also known as Horner-Bernard syndrome or oculosympathetic palsy, is a rare combination of symptoms, usually caused by another medical issue such as a tumor, stroke, or spinal cord injury. This condition sometimes results from the disruption of a nerve pathway in the sympathetic nervous system, between the face and eye on one side […] Read More

Sjogren’s Syndrome

February 29, 2020
Light shining through trees. Light sensitivity can be caused by Sjodren's Syndrome.

Sjogren’s Syndrome, pronounced shœ̅-​ˌgren(z), is an autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 400,000 to 3.1 million adults, most of whom are women. Essentially, the immune system turns on itself, attacking the body instead of protecting it. Two primary symptoms of the condition are dry mouth and dry eyes, the latter of which can lead to […] Read More

Axon at Silicon Slopes

February 27, 2020

  Last month 20,000 people attended the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit, one of the largest and most prominent annual tech events in the world. Leading minds in the tech industry took the stage and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was the keynote speaker for this year’s conference.   Silicon Slopes Startup Competition At the Silicon Slopes Startup Competition this year, more than 100 companies pitched their […] Read More

Glasses for Glaucoma & Light Sensitivity

February 21, 2020
Bright lights or glare may bother people with glaucoma

“It all started with a pretty little halo of rainbows around lights at night,” describes Jaimee, speaking about the onset of her glaucoma. Glaucoma is an eye condition that may lead to blindness by damaging the optic nerve. This damage is often caused by high pressure in the eyes. If caught early, glaucoma-related vision loss […] Read More

Migraine Diet: Eating to Manage Your Migraine

February 11, 2020
neon EAT sign for migraine diet

Migraine diet? Have you ever heard of such a thing? Actually, yes. And it makes perfect sense when you think about it. Picture this. That Chinese buffet looks wonderful (yes, I said buffet! Don’t judge!). You pile up your plate with all that deliciousness and sit down ready to enjoy your meal. But two bites […] Read More

Post Concussion Migraine: How a Head Injury Might Change Your Headache Condition or Result in Photophobia

February 7, 2020

If you have ever had a concussion, you might have personal experience with post concussion and migraine. You might feel like your head injury placed you on a path to more frequent headaches or migraine attacks, even after your healed from the trauma. In fact, your trouble with post concussion and migraine may have started […] Read More