FL-41 Lenses: No, They’re Not All the Same

July 18, 2020

FL-41 is a lens tint that has been shown to reduce the impact of migraine attacks in clinical studies. But what does FL-41 tint look like? Are all FL-41 glasses the same? The answer is a resounding no. An early research project from the University of Utah Medical Center evaluated whether patients were getting the same […] Read More

The Science Behind Green Tinted Glasses for Migraine

June 15, 2020

If you are living with migraine, you know how debilitating it can be, making you feel drained, uncomfortable, and disconnected from the rest of the world – especially those you love. If you’re here, reading this, you are probably looking for answers – how to escape the pain and isolation and rejoin the world. And […] Read More

Yoga for Migraine

May 27, 2020

If you’re a migraineur, you’ve likely heard of all types of migraine remedies and preventatives. Some seem perfectly plausible. Others, not so much. Still, with each new potential remedy that comes along and offers a glimmer of hope, we can’t help but think, “why not?” And plunge in. Disappointment is just part of the game […] Read More

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