If you’re one of the 4 million people who suffer from chronic, daily migraines, then you know firsthand how painful and debilitating they can be.  Migraines are also the 3rd most prevalent and 6th most disabling disease in the world, according to the Migraine Research Foundation, with more than 90% of sufferers being unable to work or function normally during the onset of one. 

It’s one of the reasons we’re excited to be offering Axon Optics with SpectraShield technology, a light-filtering product that combats the light sensitivity felt by 80% of migraine sufferers. 

Axons block the light spectrum shown to trigger and exacerbate migraines and light sensitivity.  The high-tech startup was formed in 2010 by a neuro-ophthalmologist, photonics researcher, and ophthalmic entrepreneur using the latest research performed at the University of Utah’s Moran Eye Center.

“Axon rose colored lenses may be a beneficial solution for people who suffer from migraines; specifically, people who suffer from migraines which are triggered by light,” said optometrist Dr. Meghan Dugan. “Research has shown that there are certain wavelengths of light which have been found to trigger migraines. Axon rose colored lenses work to block these specific wavelengths of light and have resulted in decrease in frequency of migraines for those who wear these lenses.”

Researchers now believe that neurological disorders involving nerve pathways and brain chemicals are the primary source of migraine pain, where previous thought blamed the dilation and constriction of blood vessels in the head. 

If you or someone you love suffers from migraines, call to schedule your appointment at any 3 Guys locations.