Photophobia Glasses for Light Sensitivity Relief

Photophobia glasses for light sensitivity Photophobia glasses, or light sensitivity glasses, provide an effective (and natural) way to relieve photophobia for light sensitive eyes. If you’re photophobic, treatment can be complicated, but we make it simple. Block the harmful light, and get your life back. Try our light sensitivity glasses today.

If you don’t find photophobia or light sensitivity relief from our glasses, get a full refund with our 60-day money-back guarantee!

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What is Photophobia?

Photophobia literally means “fear of light.” However, photophobia, or light sensitivity, is actually a condition associated with an extreme sensitivity to lights. It can cause symptoms like continual blinking, squinting, excessive tearing, eye pain, and eye inflammation. In some cases, photophobia can also cause headaches and nausea.

There are many potential causes of photophobia, one of which is migraine. Research has shown that patients with migraines are more sensitive to light and tend to have a lower tolerance of bright light.

Other possible causes of photophobia are traumatic brain injury (TBI), meningitis, dry eye, and blepharospasm. And there are also many conditions associated with photophobia, such as post-concussion syndrome, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.

Itching to learn more? Check out our photophobia guide.


Natural Photophobia Relief for Light-Sensitive Eyes

In the migraine medical community, the most effective way to measure the efficacy of migraine treatments is with a clinically validated tool called HIT-6 (Headache Impact Test). Most of our competitors are satisfied with just user reviews⁠—not us!

After hundreds of survey participants (and eight long years), we’re happy to report these amazing results from our customers:

  • 88% of users saw a reduction in light impact
  • 87% of users saw a reduction in headache impact
  • 38% decrease in light sensitivity impact
  • 24% fewer headaches
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Wearing Sunglasses Indoors? Bad Idea.

Many people with light sensitivity often pose the question—Couldn’t I just wear my regular sunglasses indoors? On the surface, it makes a lot of sense, especially because wearing sunglasses indoors often results in immediate photophobia relief.

But there’s a catch.

A 2015 study published in Elsevier Survey of Ophthalmology concluded that wearing sunglasses indoors must be strongly discouraged. Over time, your eyes become adapted to the dark, which progressively increases your light intolerance.

In the long-term, even normal light conditions will be aggravatingly sensitive. A normally lit room—one that’s never given you trouble in the past—could be equivalent to walking out of a pitch-black movie on a sunny day at noon.


Treatments for Photophobia and Light Sensitivity

The best way to manage photophobia is to treat the underlying cause. Of course, this is easier said than done. Having a comprehensive eye exam by a trained medical professional is the best first step that should point you in the right direction.

With some causes of photophobia, like migraine, treatments are challenging to determine because everyone experiences their migraines in unique ways. With most migraineurs, preventative treatment is the most effective. This includes identifying migraine triggers and then avoiding, managing, or eliminating them.

For some migraine patients, certain types of light trigger migraines: fluorescent lighting, computer and device screens, natural sunlight, LEDs, and many more. If only there were a product that could filter out the harmful light, which could reduce the number of migraines and relieve painful light sensitivity.

Enter: Photophobia glasses


What are Photophobia Glasses?

Photophobia glasses

Photophobia glasses, or light sensitivity glasses, utilize a 30-year-old technology called FL-41. FL-41 is a special tint that blocks certain wavelengths of light that science has recently found to trigger migraines and exacerbate photophobia symptoms.

Axon Optics took the old technology, refined and tweaked it over the course of 20 years, and finally paired it with over 18 layers of coating to ensure they stay effective for many years to come.

Axon Optics provides the best glasses for people who are photophobic and suffer from light sensitivity.


Migraine and Photophobia Research Studies

2x Improvement in Photophobia Severity

Researchers studied how this lens affects patients with a condition called blepharospasm (BEB). This condition is almost always accompanied by light sensitivity. Patients saw a 2x improvement in the severity of their light sensitivity when compared to wearing regular grey lenses.

From 6 to 2 Migraine Episodes Per Month

There was an additional study performed by researchers over at the University of Birmingham. They tested how the lenses would affect migraine patients. Patients who wore the glasses reported a reduction in migraine episodes from over 6 per month down to only 2 per month.


Same Eye Tech, Different Results

Even though all FL-41 lenses stem from the same technology created over 30 years ago, they aren’t all the same. Not even close. And they aren’t equally as effective at relieving light sensitivity and photophobia.

Lenses from different vendors were put to the test in a research project at the University of Utah. The study found wide variations in the quality, lens color, spectral characteristics, and optical densities of lenses purchased from different optical shops and laboratories.

This news should make your ears perk up! It means if you don’t buy your photophobia glasses from a trusted vendor, you may not find any light sensitivity relief at all!


Why Axon Optics Glasses for Photophobia?

  • Created by a neuro-ophthalmologist and researcher named Dr. Bradley J. Katz, who has been treating patients for over 20 years.
  • Designed out of a lab at the University of Utah’s Moran Eye Center.
  • Multiple lens options including indoor, outdoor, and transition lenses.
  • Include an advanced anti-glare coating to prevent light from reflecting off of the backside of the lens into your eye⁠—reduces smudges, fingerprints, and scratches.
  • Proprietary rose-tinted lenses have tested to be significantly better than generic FL-41 offered by most optical shops.

Will Our Glasses Get Rid of Your Photophobia?

As with everything in life, it depends. Each person is completely unique, so we can’t guarantee the glasses will provide light sensitivity relief.

However, based on the hundreds of 5-star reviews and the overwhelmingly positive results from our clinically validated HIT-6 survey, we can definitely say that the odds are certainly in your favor.

And if you’re worried you might be one of the unlucky ones, we offer a 60-day return policy so that there’s minimal risk!


What’s the Deal With Blue Light Glasses?

Don’t be fooled by fancy marketing!

Blue light glasses are NOT the same as photophobia glasses. They block completely different types of light.

Dr. Bradley J. Katz, a neuro-ophthalmologist at the University of Utah explains, “Most blue-blocking glasses do not block the wavelengths of light that activate the pain-sensitive cells in your eye. Those cells are activated by light at about 480 nanometers which is a blueish/greenish light, and most blue-blocking lenses only come down to about 450 nanometers, so they’re just not designed to help with pain.”

Even though blue-blocking glasses can help reduce eye strain from digital devices, they don’t block the offending light that has been shown to aggravate photophobia. To relieve light sensitivity, people who are photophobic should wear glasses that block the blue-green wavelength, and not the blue-violet wavelength.

Axon Optics glasses are specifically designed to block the exact wavelength needed for maximum relief.


Already Have Glasses? No Problem!

Keep Your Current Frames

If you love your current frames too much to give up, no need to worry! We give you the option to swap out your existing lenses with our precision-tinted FL-41 lenses. That way, you can keep your same stylish lenses AND find some much-needed photophobia relief.

Prescription Lenses? No Problem

For people who have prescription lenses, we have a few options. 1) Order online (as long as it’s single-vision). 2) Anything other than single-vision (bifocal, trifocal), you must go to an eye-care professional to have them placed. Also, if you just want to see if the lenses work for you, we have a Cover-RX frame, which is designed to be worn OVER your glasses.


Frames for Every Scenario


Standard Protection: Blocks a majority of light


Peripheral Protection: Slight curve blocks additional peripheral light


Max Protection: Curved lenses, frame, and inner gasket provide maximum protection from light.


Prescription Protection: This style frame fits over prescriptions frames.


Raving Reviews



“As someone who struggles with light sensitivity in certain indoor environments and works 9+ hours a day on a computer, I highly recommend these. I noticed an immediate difference and am having fewer headaches. I sent in my prescription and these came out perfect. I highly recommend giving Axon Optics a try if you haven’t already. I will certainly purchase more from them in the future.”

Tarah O.


Amazing relief.

“They’ve truly enhanced my life. I used to get so overwhelmed by light, and I’d feel faint by the end of the day because of it. These lenses helped me more than I could ever imagine. ”

Dewy D.


Wish I had found these sooner!

“The glasses make such a huge difference! I can now watch more than 30 minutes of tv without head pain. I can grocery shop or even shop without my head hurting. Most importantly, I can tolerate fluorescent lighting in my office, church, and everywhere else those terrible lights are used! If I forget to put them on when I get to work, within 30 minutes I can feel my head starting to hurt. I put on the glasses and I am good for the rest of the day. Seriously, they have helped so much. I am ordering a second pair to have as a backup!

Tiffany S.

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Risk-Free Light Sensitivity Relief

We wouldn’t want you to keep something that doesn’t work for you! If you don’t find any natural photophobia and light sensitivity relief with our glasses, please send them back to us within 60 days to get a refund.

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