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Migraine Glasses for Light Sensitivity Relief

Studies have shown that migraine glasses, or migraine sunglasses, can be an effective way reduce migraine attacks, headaches, eyestrain, and painful light sensitivity.

Axon Optics glasses were created by Dr. Bradley Katz, MD, Ph.D., who is a neuro-ophthalmologist and professor at the University of Utah Medical Center. Dr. Katz’s research expertise includes light sensitivity (“photophobia”) and neurologic conditions associated with light sensitivity, such as migraine.

Interestingly, Dr. Katz's published research has been cited by knock-offs that their products are effective. Not all migraine glasses are created equal. Find relief with the experts who pioneered the technology. Choose Axon Optics migraine glasses.

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How Do Migraine Glasses Work?

More than 90% of migraine sufferers are sensitive to light. For some, light sensitivity is not only a symptom of migraine, but also a trigger. Fortunately, not all light is harmful. According to a recent clinical study, only certain wavelengths of light are responsible for triggering migraines and causing photophobia.

Axon Optics eyewear utilizes technology only previously available in labs and universities. It's a special tint called FL-41 that we’ve modified and honed with years of research. It works by filtering out the harmful light so that they never reach your eyes. Migraine eyeglasses are a great way to find natural migraine relief without the side effects (and cost) of medication.

Reduce Migraine Attacks and Relieve Light Sensitivity

Over the last 8 years, we've been giving our customers a clinically validated survey called HIT-6 (Headache Impact Test), which measures the effectiveness of specific migraine and headache treatments. Here are the results users reported:

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24% fewer headaches

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38% decrease in light sensitivity impact

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88% of users saw a reduction in light impact

Reduce the impact of headaches

87% of users saw a reduction in headache impact

Migraine Studies

This is what can happen when you start wearing Axon Optics glasses for migraine and light sensitivity.


In a recent study, a team of academic researchers analyzed how this type of lens affects patients with a light-sensitive condition called BEB. By wearing the lens, the patients saw a 2x improvement in their severity of light sensitivity compared to wearing regular grey lenses.


A study performed by researchers at the University of Birmingham tested a group of migraine patients by having them wear migraine glasses with FL-41 lenses. Participants experienced a reduction in the number of migraines, from over 6 episodes per month to under 2 episodes per month.

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Not All Lenses Are Created Equal

Studies have been conducted on the quality of precision-tinted lenses such as orange, rust, and green lenses.

Lenses from different optical shops and laboratories had wide variations in not only quality but also spectral characteristics and optical densities.

Meaning, it's crucial that you choose a vendor who has a track record of outstanding quality and results. You only got two eyeballs, so make sure you treat them right!

Why Axon Optics Migraine Glasses?

  • 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.
  • Lens options: indoor, outdoor, and transition lenses.
  • Glasses 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.
  • Founded by a neuro-ophthalmologist, photonics researcher, and ophthalmic entrepreneur.
  • Our proprietary rose-tinted lenses have tested to be significantly better than generic FL-41 offered by most optical shops.

Do Tinted Glasses for Migraines Work?

Since everybody is different and unique, we can't say for certain that our indoor eyewear for migraines will provide light sensitivity relief or a reduction in the number of migraine episodes you have per month.

However, based on the amount of 5-star reviews we've received AND the overwhelmingly positive results from our clinically validated HIT-6 survey given to over 1,000 users, we can say that the odds of finding some relief are in your favor!

If you're one of the few that don't find relief, we offer a very generous 60-day return policy.

Frame Options

Standard Protection

Standard Migraine Glasses Frame

Standard glasses blocks most light.

Peripheral Protection

Wrap eyeglasses frame

Glasses block additional light from sides due to curved lenses and frame.

Max Protection

Gasket frame

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

Prescription Protection

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This style frame fits over prescriptions frames.

What About Sunglasses?

Yes, regular sunglasses can provide immediate relief from painful light sensitivity. But, according to a recent study published in Elsevier Survey of Ophthalmology, wearing sunglasses indoors could eventually make your migraine-related light sensitivity worse. Yikes! This is because sunglasses block all types of light (and a lot of it)!

Eventually, your eyes will adapt to the darkness. And with enough time, even the dimmest of lights could be aggravatingly sensitive. To avoid this, it's necessary to only block the offending light, and not ALL the light. 

Use Indoor Sunglasses

The solution? Axon Optics specially tinted indoor sunglasses. These glasses will not dark adapt your eyes, so you can comfortably wear them indoors to protect your eyes from fluorescent lights, or other interior lights in your office or home. And in the cases where you're outside, you can try our outdoor sunglasses for migraines.  

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But Wait...What About the Other Color Lenses?

Not all migraine glasses have the same color tint. Some are yellow, blueish, green, brown, rose, red, etc. With all of these options, you may be wondering - what color glasses help with migraines?

Our founder, Dr. Bradley J. Katz, who is a neuro-ophthalmologist and professor at the University of Utah has devoted over a decade of his life researching the specific wavelengths that aggravate light sensitivity and tend to trigger migraines.

Dr. Katz discovered that the pain-sensitive cells in your eyes are activated at about 480 nanometers, which emits blue light and green light. This means that the glasses you purchase MUST filter that specific wavelength and others for maximum migraine-reducing effectiveness. Fortunately, Axon Optics glasses are specifically designed to filter the wavelengths that are most likely to cause migraines and worsen photophobia.

If you're curious about the history and science behind migraine glasses, check out our ultimate guide.

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!