Migraine Glasses Help 85% of Users, Will They Help You?

Created by a neuro-ophthalmologist and leading light sensitivity scientist, our migraine glasses were engineered to filter out certain wavelengths of light that are known to trigger or worsen migraine attacks.

Glasses for migraine are easy to use and incredibly effective — just ask the vast majority of Axon Optics users. Here are what just a few of them have to say:

"I recommend these to everyone I know that has migraines...they have truly changed my life!" —  Steven

"Seriously, I went from a minimum of 3 migraines a week to 3 a month" Jeannine

You’ll feel relief or we’ll refund your money.*


This page has been medically reviewed by Neurologist Ari Magill, MD. 

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Outstanding Reviews

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Love my axons!

"I’ve been wearing these since 2015 or so. I work in healthcare under fluorescents (one of my biggest triggers). This is the only way I have been able to continue my career once my migraines became a daily problem. The new immunotherapy drugs have helped but I will never be without a pair of axons. I’ve let friends try mine (migraineurs and non migraineurs) and everyone notices the 'rest' their eyes feel." - Meghan E.

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Migraine glasses are awesome!

"Your migraine glasses are awesome! When I feel a migraine coming on, instead of reaching for meds, I now reach for these glasses. And they work... every time! I am so grateful for these amazing glasses!" - Mary D.



"I love these glasses so much! They are so extremely helpful in managing my frequent headaches. I no longer dread going to stores or working under artificial lighting all day. I will continue to buy more!" - Bianca C.

Can Migraine Glasses Reduce Your Migraines?

Migraine glasses have been gaining popularity for several years. This is partially due to the rave reviews from users. But user stories aren't the only evidence that migraine glasses work. 

Study after study lends support to their effectiveness. This includes a lot of clinical research plus our own clinically valid HIT-6™ survey (headache impact test) of more than 900 people.

Filter the Offending Light

In a study published in 2016, University of Utah Health Science researchers Dr. Bradley Katz (also the co-founder of Axon Optics) and Dr. Kathleen Digre, current head of the American Headache Association, found that migraine patients are not sensitive to all light wavelengths — just some of them.

In this study, the doctors also discovered that precision-tinted migraine glasses are effective in filtering out just the troublesome wavelengths, and could alleviate migraine pain and frequency.


Reduce Migraine Frequency

An earlier study out of the U.K. indicates that migraine glasses helped reduce the frequency, duration and intensity of migraines in children. Over a four-month period, a group of 20 children clinically diagnosed with migraines wore two different hues of tinted lenses. 

The kids who wore the rose tint continued to experience reduced migraines for the entire four-month study, where the other hues’ effectiveness didn’t last. At the end of four months, the migraine frequency in children wearing rose-tinted migraine glasses had dropped from 6.2 per month to 1.6 per month.

Reduce Symptoms of Light Sensitivity

Researchers at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center found that specially-tinted migraine glasses (called FL-41) applied to lenses did a good job of decreasing the effects of light sensitivity in individuals suffering from benign essential blepharospasm (BEB).

In one study, patients wore either the migraine lenses, simple rose-tinted lenses, or gray-tinted lenses. At the end of the study, researchers found the migraine lenses reduced both blink rate and eyelid spasms in the participants with light sensitivity.

In another study, the effects of FL-41 tinted migraine glasses were compared to grey-tinted glasses for two weeks. Then study subjects switched lenses after a wash-out period of two weeks. In patients with BEB, the FL-41 tinted lenses were found to outperform grey-tinted lenses in improving reading and reducing the symptoms of photosensitivity to overall light and to fluorescent light specifically.

Axon Optics’ Clinically Valid Survey

At Axon Optics, we spent several years surveying migraine sufferers about their condition before and after using our glasses. Using a clinically valid method called HIT-6, we gathered the real-life impact of their light sensitivity and what kind of a difference our glasses made. 

To be exact, we surveyed 1,000 users both before using our glasses, and then after wearing our glasses for 4 weeks. The results we gathered may be the most telling of all. 

  • 85% saw a decrease in headache impact while wearing our migraine glasses 
  • 33% reduction in number of headache days
  • 40% decrease in light sensitivity (decrease felt by 85% of users)

Fewer headaches

Less impact on your life

Decreased light sensitivity

How Do Migraine Glasses Work? Are They Like Sunglasses?

Some might call them migraine sunglasses, but they’re definitely not sunglasses.

As we touched on earlier, migraine glasses filter only the specific wavelengths of light known to cause pain in light sensitive people. While sunglasses filter all types of light (great for outdoors), migraine glasses filter out the harmful light and let the rest in. This is important because wearing sunglasses indoors could actually make your light sensitivity worse in the long run.

Migraine glasses won’t make your light sensitivity worse. They also won’t cause substantial color distortion the way sunglasses can. Just put them on and you could prevent migraine; sunglasses just aren’t the same.

Who Should Wear Migraine Glasses?

If you get migraine headaches, chances are you’re light sensitive. Whether that light sensitivity actually triggers a migraine for you or makes you feel worse during an episode, migraine glasses are probably worth a try.

Those with vestibular conditions may also be highly light sensitive, and may benefit from the light filtering capabilities of migraine glasses. Vestibular conditions include:

  • Ménière's disease
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Barotrauma
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Vestibular neuritis 

If you’ve had a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or post-concussion syndrome, have glaucoma, or recently had eye surgery, migraine glasses (sometimes called light sensitivity or photophobia glasses) could make a big difference for you.

The Best Place to Buy Migraine Glasses

Not all glasses for migraine are created equal! Axon Optics has taken the original FL-41 tint and improved it to make sure our glasses are the most effective, comfortable, and stylish migraine glasses available.

How Axon Optics is Different

Minimal Lens Discoloration: Our indoor migraine glasses have a pleasing and stylish rosy hue. You won’t look like you’re wearing dark sunglasses indoors.

Comparing FL-41 migraine glasses

We Block the Right Amount of the Painful Light: Lower grade alternatives may either be too dark, or not precise enough to block the painful light as well as Axon Optics.

We Let in More Good Light: Axon lenses let 20-70% more good light into your eye than other brands. This helps you avoid becoming more light sensitive. Why take the risk of blocking more light than necessary?

Axon Migraine Glasses let more good light pass through.

We’re the Original Migraine Glasses: Axon Optics was founded by a neuro-ophthalmologist and leading light sensitivity scientist, Dr. Bradley Katz, MD, PhD. We’ve been innovating migraine glasses for over 10 years — in fact, we coined the term!

We Use Premium Coatings: We apply over 10 premium coatings on each side of the lens to protect against UV rays, shattering, smudges, glare, and scratches. This would cost $100 - $150 at optical shops.

Our Research Never Stops: We use profits to fund more relevant research and product development. Only Axon Optics offers migraine glasses that adjust to indoors and out, prescription migraine glasses, and even light sensitivity contacts.

Axon Comes With Extras

  • 1-year warranty
  • 60-day money-back return policy
  • Microfiber pouch to clean and protect
  • Zipper case for safe storage
  • Worldwide shipping
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Ordering Axon Optics migraine glasses is secure and easy, even with your vision prescription.

We ship them worldwide, including the US, UK, and Canada. Non-prescription glasses ship the same day or the next business day. All US orders come with a free shipping option.

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60-Day Money-Back Guarantee

*Give Axon Optics precision-tinted migraine lenses a 60-day test drive. If you don’t experience a reduction in migraine episodes or migraine-related light sensitivity relief, send them back and we'll refund your money as soon as we can!