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Over 90% of migraine sufferers report light sensitivity, or photophobia. Many of those describe light as a migraine trigger. While this sensitivity is very common, the good news is that only a small portion of the light spectrum is a problem for most sufferers. In fact, researchers from the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center were able to identify the specific light wavelengths most likely to cause pain in these people.

Source: Main A, Dowson A, Gross M. Photophobia and phonophobia in migraineurs between attacks. Headache. 1997. 37:492-5.

Source: Katz B, Digre K. Diagnosis, Pathophysiology and Treatment of Photophobia. Survey of Ophthalmology. 2016.02.001

Block the Bad Light, Keep the Good

Studies show that precision-tinted lenses by Axon Optics filter out the offending light while letting the good light in, both indoors and out. In clinical studies, this approach been shown to reduce both frequency and severity of migraine.

Source: Good PA, Taylor RH, Mortimer MJ. The use of tinted glasses in childhood migraine. Headache. 1991. 31:533–6.

Axon Optics Lens Technology

Developed by Axon Optics, the proprietary SpectraShield™ FL-41 uses advanced light-filtering technology to reduce the symptoms of migraine. SpectraShield™ lenses are non-invasive and can be worn all day every day, without risk.

Choose from indoor, outdoor, or Transitions® lenses, with or without prescription. You can also choose glasses made to fit over your regular eyeglasses. We have a great selection of stylish frames, or you can send us your frames and we’ll customize the lenses to fit. Contact lenses are also available with the same light-filtering effects as our migraine glasses.

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About Us

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. Axon Optics developed and became the first online retailer of therapeutic eyewear utilizing FL-41 technology. Improvements to the lenses and frames continue as new discoveries are made. Research is underway at the University of Utah and other clinics in an effort to develop improved eyewear for light sensitive conditions, along with other natural tools for migraine relief at

Dr. Bradly Katz, Co-Founder

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. Learn more about Dr. Katz, Axon Optics and migraine glasses by visiting

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