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Stylish Migraine sunglasses?--Where to buy?

Postby girlie on Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:50 pm


Is there such a thing as sunglasses which really filter out the fluorecents lights glare and uv lights?---I'm wondering if there are some sunglasses are better than others..... for helping me not get Migraine headaches from all the lights in the stores, restaurants, dentist, etc. I also am looking for something stylish and modern, in black or brown.

Where do I buy these sunglasses, and what is a good name- brand/price???

I'm sooooooooo desperate in trying anything I am at the point where I can't do "regular" life routines in some lights; as I have a migraine in 20 minutes!!

Thanks for your help! Girlie.
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Postby Anonymous Posts on Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:04 pm

i'm not sure if they make specific migraine sunglasses.. but nice glasses or glasses with a slightly tinted lense(say a blue or a light brown) does help filter out glare and bright lights to help make it easier on the eyes.. ( is there a chance it might be eye strain that is causing the migraines? )

the best place suggest to look for nice stylish glasses(that arn't perscription or dark sunglasses) would be the sunglass hut usually the staff is very helpful and very knowledgeable about the product they can often pull out a number of styles that will suite your face very well and may be able to help you

i have a pair of blue tinted glasses that help with eye strain that can occasionally cause me headaches
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Re: Stylish Migraine sunglasses?--Where to buy?

Postby Pinewater234 on Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:13 pm

I know this is a really old thread, but you never know who's still reading and who might come across it, so I'll share what I know.

There are at least a few companies who make tinted glasses which are meant to be worn indoors, with the sole purpose of avoiding migraines. The companies say that the wavelength of light which commonly triggers migraines is filtered out, by these glasses. The make them in prescription and non-prescription format. They are said to help a high percentage of people who suffer from migraines, but not all.

One such company is Theraspecs. They're based out of the USA, so you'll have to pay shipping and duty on them. I bought the pair which goes over prescription glasses, and they work very well. I'm looking to get a pair which is prescription, though, since I don't like the look of the ones which I have. The company is being very good about my desire to get a different pair: they have a 60 day return policy. Note that their prices are in USD.

There is another company which says it has local stores which sell its glasses. The stores are in Victoria, Saltspring Island, and Vancouver area. They are called Axon Optics (

There is also a store in the UK which sells glasses for migraine sufferers, but that one's a bit far away, so I don't think I saved the name. A quick Google Search will probably bring it up, but if it doesn't then ask and I'll find it again on my browsing history.

The UK glasses appear to have a different tint than do the Theraspecs. I read a little bit about which tint is best, and could not find a lot of reliable information. The best I found, from self-stated eyecare specialists in the USA, is that different tints work better for different people; wearing normal sunglasses indoors will make your eyes more sensitive to light in the long run; glasses with a rosy-colored tint might work better at preventing migraines, for a higher percentage of people; and some of the anti-migraine glasses filter out blue light. Note, however, that there is a clear coating for glasses which filters out some of the blue light; because of how this coating works, my physics background tells me that they will not remove the flicker from fluorescent lights. Tinted glasses (even if tinted in a light color) should do a much better job of removing that flicker. (This clear coating partially reflects the incoming blue light, whereas the tinted glasses absorb it.)

I hope this is of help to someone. :) If you have any questions, please let me know.
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