Vestibular Migraine

December 6, 2020
Vestibular migraine involves dizziness with or without migraine pain.

Have you ever been dizzy? I mean, really dizzy, where you couldn’t do much if you could get up at all. This is not a “too much spinning on the playground equipment” dizziness. No, this dizziness comes on seemingly out of the blue. It can last several minutes or drag on for up to three days and […] Read More

Jeff Manages Corneal Neuralgia While Training for American Ninja Warrior

October 6, 2020
Jeff wearing Axon Optics glasses

After having vision correction surgery, Jeff found himself with rare complications of extreme light sensitivity, headaches, and corneal pain. His eyes also became so chronically dry that he actually wore swim goggles to help keep moisture in. Jeff’s set of complications led to a diagnosis of corneal neuralgia. What is Corneal Neuralgia? Corneal neuralgia is […] Read More

Features of Migraine Aura in Teenagers

October 1, 2020

Migraine auras are sensory disturbances that come before or during a migraine event. Researchers recently conducted a study on migraine aura in teenagers. This was published in the Journal of Headache And Pain. This research provides some helpful insights into the ways in which teens experience migraines. About the Study This study ran during a […] 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

Why Dark Sunglasses for Sensitive Eyes Are a Bad Idea

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 extra dark sunglasses for sensitive eyes isn’t a long-term solution. Here’s why: Extra Dark Lenses Teach Your […] Read More

Visual Snow: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment (2022)

March 19, 2020
Visual Snow Header

Do you experience visual snow?  In this article, we’ll discuss what it actually is and how it might affect you. We’ll define the different types of visual snow, its potential causes and related conditions. We’ll also discuss recent research. This research has unveiled more information that might make it easier to receive a diagnosis, and […] 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 light sensitivity. Very […] 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