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Axon Optics JURA Migraine Glasses and Photophobia
I have lived my entire life with light sensitivity, otherwise known as photophobia. As a young child I was called a bat because I couldn’t handle light and was much happier in the dark or dusk. Besides the intermittent, unpredictable pain I have on a daily basis – my fibro and PA likes to mess with my eyes regularly. I have tried using sunglasses, computer glasses, you name it to control my light sensitivity. When I was a teenager I was diagnosed with chronic migraines and TMJ. After I had my daughter I could feel the headaches and migraines change dramatically. The intensity and location changed plus my photophobia worsened. When I look back on it I realize it was fibromyalgia rearing it’s ugly head.
I work out of my house and I am on the computer for what feels like forever every day. Being light sensitive is not an option because I need to be able to make money and contribute to the household. Like I said, I tried computer glasses which did decrease my photophobia a little. It didn’t help me with everyday light, indoors or outdoors. Those glasses are very specialized. I tried sunglasses but they don’t help at all because they really don’t filter the blue or UV light. I have cats that like to sleep in the windows so they are always moving the curtains. The light is flashing in my eyes all day. It was getting excruciating but I can’t bring myself to block them from sleeping in the window because it’s a little joy in their life. I was in luck because just in time I was given a chance to try out the Axon Optics JURA Migraine Glasses
Here’s a little background on the glasses:
*JURA comes with indoor lenses and are ideal for computer, television, smartphone, and electronic use, or for visiting buildings with fluorescent, bright, broken, flickering, or irritating light patterns. While great for indoor use, the glasses may also be used outside. However, they are not dark enough to replace sunglasses. Choose the outdoor lens for use as sunglasses
*Axon Optics’ therapeutic lenses help people with conditions associated with light sensitivity (photophobia) such as Migraine and Blepharospasm. If you have light sensitivity, there is an 80-90% chance that our lenses will work for you. The actual lens color that you receive may vary slightly, as each pair is prepared by hand.
Premium multipurpose coatings
The Premium Multipurpose Coating is widely used by optometrists and optical shops. It is anti-smudge, anti-moisture, and anti-scratch. All of our lenses are 100% UVA and UVB blocking.
I ordered the JURA indoor lenses. Sunglasses are usually sufficient outside for me so I really wanted to try out glasses that were made specifically for indoor use. They work really well. I was blown away. I am used to having products claim all sorts of things and then not deliver. I am able to work all day without the cats, gloomy light or my computer bothering me. My headaches have been decreased. I can’t say that the headaches are gone because I still have had migraines but I can 100% tell you since I have started using these glasses I have not had a ocular headache. I have been trying them out during allergy season so that is huge. Having one pain taken away may seem little but in my world it’s huge. Even though they are specifically for the indoors I have used them on my deck when I am working in my gazebo and they help with the glare a lot. I only have one nitpicky thing that I wish I could change and that is the tinting. I wish they were a little lighter so that I could wear them in the store and not have it be obvious or look like I am wearing sunglasses but like I said, it’s just a nitpicky thing that I can live with.
Overall these lenses are worth the investment. I wear them everyday and they have been a life changer. They are light weight, they don’t hurt my ears or the bridge of my nose and they help me work when I need to work. I wear them at night when I am reading on my iPad, playing my games or surfing social media. It’s pretty awesome to be able to do that when I want and not have to worry about waking up with a headache next day.