Axon Optics is a high tech startup formed after a neuro-ophthalmologist, photonics researcher, and ophthalmic entrepreneur got together during the summer of 2010 to help people with photosensitive migraines by using the latest research performed at the University of Utah’s Moran Eye Center.

The first line of products was based upon FL-41 glasses and launched in June 2011. Improvements to the lenses and frames have been ongoing. Research is currently underway at the University of Utah and other clinics in an ongoing effort to develop improved eyewear for light sensitive conditions.

15 years of clinical experience

Neuro-ophthalmologist and scientist Dr. Bradley Katz has been treating light sensitive patients at the University’s Moran Eye Center since 1995. When not treating patients, Dr. Katz is researching why light causes pain, and his work has resulted in peer-reviewed publications and speaking engagements at many neurological conferences. He and his colleagues understand how light sensitivity affects people’s work, family, and social activities.

Dr. Katz’s interactions with patients and his technical research on photophobia result in valuable feedback. This knowledge is funneled into lens and frame innovation to meet the needs of those with light sensitivity.

Why Axon Optics