84% Say Our Photophobia Glasses Reduce Symptoms

By blocking the wavelengths shown to cause pain or aggravate light sensitivity, our light sensitivity glasses can reduce symptoms like migraine headaches, dizziness, nausea, eye pain, squinting or blinking, visual disturbances, and more.

Since 2011, thousands of users with a host of different symptoms have been telling us the same story: our glasses work. For many, they have been life-changing.

Relief from photophobia can really be that simple.

Photophobia relief or we’ll refund your money.*

People wearing light sensitivity glasses

Our Happy Customers Notice the Benefits



"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 photophobia sunglasses 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 sunglasses for light sensitivity 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! - 

What is Photophobia?

If you already know what photophobia is, then click here to skip this section.

Photophobia is extreme light sensitivity. People with photophobia may experience uncomfortable symptoms when exposed to even moderate light — including sunlight. Their symptoms include:

  • Pain or discomfort
  • Headaches & migraines
  • Squinting
  • Tears
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Dry eye
  • Trouble focusing
  • Desire to keep eyes closed
  • Seeing bright-colored spots

Photophobia may be caused by temporary infection, injury, or inflammation. Or, it could be a chronic issue. Occasional light sensitivity isn’t usually serious. But if it comes on suddenly or you have severe photophobia, it warrants medical attention.

Photophobia is often associated with conditions or diseases unrelated to eye health, like:

  • Migraine
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Meningitis

No matter what causes it, photophobia is a literal pain that affects daily life, and you deserve relief.

Yes, Our Glasses Really Can Provide Light Sensitivity Relief

But don’t take our word for it. Rebecca from Australia says:

“I love wearing [Axon Optics] glasses and sunglasses, and so far my migraines haven’t been triggered by sun glare or fluorescent lights. Such a game-changer. I’m so happy I could cry. I tried so many things before this that didn’t work, including other glasses. Thank you Axon Optics...”

To assess the real impact of our glasses, we used the clinically-validated HIT-6 method to collect data from more than 1,000 people with photophobia. We studied their light sensitivity impact before wearing our glasses, and again after using them for 4 weeks. The results speak volumes.

  • 85% saw a decrease in headache impact using our glasses 
  • 33% reduction in number of headache days
  • 40% decrease in light sensitivity 

2x Reduction in Light Sensitivity

The research doesn’t end there. Researchers from the University of Utah have also analyzed how the color of tinted lenses affects people with blepharospasm or BEB, a specific light sensitivity condition. 

Some participants wore gray-tinted lenses, while others wore rose-tinted lenses. The study found that patients who wore the rose-tinted lenses saw a 2x reduction in their light sensitivity, as opposed to the gray tint many sunglasses use.

From 6 to 2 Migraine Episodes Per Month

Another study from the University of Birmingham compared blue-tinted lenses to the same rose-colored tint. In this study, patients who wore the rose-colored lenses saw a big reduction in migraines suffered per month, from more than 6 to less than 2. Migraine is a major symptom of light sensitivity.

In these studies, the rose-colored lenses blocked certain wavelengths on the spectrum, while the gray and blue lenses blocked different wavelengths, respectively. Clearly, the wavelengths blocked by different types of lenses has an impact on light sensitivity, with the rosy tint coming out on top.

So instead of hiding yourself away or wearing sunglasses indoors (which is actually a terrible idea), wear Axon Optics photophobia glasses precisely tinted to help to block the wavelengths that aggravate light sensitivity.

Photophobia Glasses vs. Blue Light Glasses

Blue light glasses are not the same thing as photophobia glasses.

Blue light glasses have been studied a lot, but they’ve never been shown to reduce photophobia symptoms, such as migraine. They just aren’t designed to block enough of the types of light that bother you.

On the other hand, photophobia glasses made by Axon Optics have been shown to reduce light sensitivity impact by 67% and migraine days by 33%. Our glasses are designed to be worn daily, for daily relief. And if you need vision correction, we can make you a pair of prescription photophobia glasses that fit your needs.

Axon vs blue blockers

The Problems With Blue Light Glasses

There are three main problems with blue light glasses.

  1. They don’t block the right types of light
  2. They’re terribly inconsistent
  3. They reflect light back into your eyes

As you can see from the graphic below, blue light glasses are made by a lot of different companies. When tested, they vary widely as to the light they actually block.

Both blue and amber light have been shown to bother your sensitive eyes. But blue light glasses block only a little of the blue and even less of the amber.

By contrast, Axon Optics block a lot more of the painful light. Plus, our glasses are tested and consistent every time. It’s pretty clear that when you buy blue light glasses, you really don’t know what you’re getting.

Axon Optics vs Blue Blockers and Amber Glasses

Another annoying thing about blue light glasses is that they can reflect up to 8% of the light they do block right back into your eyes! Axon Optics photophobia glasses come with high-quality coatings that address this, so less than 0.2% of light is reflected.

Axon reflects less glare than Blue Blockers

These and other factors set Axon Optics photophobia glasses apart from not only blue light glasses, but other glasses for photophobia and migraine.

Fewer headaches

Less impact on your life

Decreased light sensitivity

Axon Optics Has Superior Technology

Tinted glasses for photophobia have a long history, and there are other brands on the market. 

What sets Axon Optics apart is the significant improvements we’ve made to the standard photophobia tint, called FL-41 (which is the rose-rust colored tint mentioned in the studies above).

FL-41 was developed in the early 1990s to reduce headaches and eye strain caused by fluorescent lighting. The tint was helpful, but that was before Axon Optics came along. For over two decades, we’ve been refining our lens to surpass what FL-41 can do.

Many assume that all lenses for photophobia are the same, but that couldn't be more untrue. In fact, there was a study from the University of Utah that confirms this.

It's vitally important that the glasses you wear block the correct amount (and type) of light. Darker lenses are not necessarily better, since it causes dark adaptation

Reasons why Axon Optics are the best glasses for photophobia:

  • Block more harmful light
  • Let in more good light
  • Are coated with over 18 layers for quality and better effectiveness
  • Have been proven more effective than FL-41

Don’t settle for low-grade alternatives that are either too dark or don’t block the right types of light. Feel the benefits of the quality and precision our glasses offer.

Shipping and Returns

We ship internationally. Non-prescription glasses usually ship within 48 hours. Prescription glasses will take a bit longer to process. 

For returns, we provide a prepaid mailing label. Begin the return process by emailing [email protected]

Have Questions?

Risk Free Relief is Just a Click Away

Clinically valid surveys show that nearly 90% of our customers get relief from our light sensitivity glasses. But if they don’t work for you, we want you to send them back. 

*Wear our photophobia glasses for 60 days. If they don’t make a difference for you, please return them to us for a full refund.