Glasses for Light Sensitivity. Yes, we did.
Photophobia glasses, also known as light sensitivity glasses, naturally relieve painful light sensitivity by blocking specific wavelengths of light that have been shown to worsen photophobia symptoms.
If you're photophobic, treatment can be complicated, but we make it simple. Protect yourself from harmful light, and get your life back.
If you don't find photophobia relief from our tinted glasses, get a full refund with our 60-day money-back guarantee!
Photophobia Glasses or Light Sensitivity Glasses: What Are They?
Photophobia glasses are not new.
They were first developed in the 1990s as FL-41 glasses by Dr. Arnold Wilkins of Cambridge University. Dr. Wilkins had patients come to him complaining of headaches and eye strain from fluorescent lighting.
As a result, he worked on developing a specialized eyeglass tint that would reduce the wavelengths emitted of light emitted specifically by fluorescent bulbs. The result was the Fluorescent-41 or FL-41 tint.
While FL-41 is an older technology, migraine sufferers and people with photophobia still use it today.
At Axon Optics, we looked at this older technology and decided we could improve on it. Over a span of two decades, we have worked to refine the FL-41 tint to block more of the harmful light and let more of the good light in. Our lenses are coated with more than 18 layers for long-lasting quality and effectiveness.
Even eyewear labeled FL-41 has wide variances in lens quality, tint, and other characteristics. You won’t typically find glasses of our quality in optical stores or from other sellers. Our lenses are more effective, and have been proven so in a University study
Natural Photophobia Relief for Light-Sensitive Eyes
Fortunately for those with light sensitivity, there are several ways to find natural relief.
It’s as simple as reducing your exposure to the types of light most likely to cause your discomfort. While this may seem like a big task due to lighting conditions at work, home, or school, it doesn't have to be. One of the simplest and most effective ways to reduce your exposure is to wear photophobia glasses.
Also called migraine or light sensitivity glasses, this eyewear with a specialized tint has been shown to benefit the vast majority of users. At Axon Optics, we measured the effectiveness of our photophobia glasses via a HIT-6 (Headache Impact Test) survey. A HIT-6 test is clinically valid, and ours was eight years in the making with hundreds of participants.
You can’t argue with these results!
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
Why Not Just Wear Sunglasses 24/7?
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.
What's the Deal With Blue Light Glasses for Light Sensitivity?
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 the 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.
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 lightly tinted glasses, please send them back to us within 60 days to get a refund.