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question for other migraineurs

I’ve been photosensitive all my life. I have a long history of migraine, which turned chronic/daily in the last 10 years. I’m afraid to do anything. Watching TV and computers make me hurt. Has anyone had good results with Theraspecs? I would have to wear them over my RX glasses.

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Comments

  • Lisa Robin Benson moderator
    4 years ago

    Hi Ruth,

    I had chronic daily migraines for a time. I was so photophobic. I wore my regular sunglasses at night even.

    About 2 and a half years ago I got my theraspecs. I first bought the indoor ones and a few months later got the outdoor ones. I have both in my glasses Rx in frames I bought myself. I also had the ones that go over your glasses but I then gave those to someone I knew who really needed them and couldn’t afford them.

    I really love both the indoor and outdoor ones. I use both every day even though I’m no longer chronic. They allow me to do activities that I would have to severely limit before. Like I couldn’t use a computer, work under florescent lights, go to the store, go outside on a sunny day without severe risk of a migraine or worse symptoms. I really love the freedom they give me and they make life much more bearable.

    I think the science is that they have been shown to filter out the rays of light that can trigger migraines or worsen photophobia. I think that’s why they’re way more effective than standard sunglasses. In my personal experience I have found this to be true. Of course the only way to know how they’ll help you or not is to try them.

    The Theraspecs people are really friendly to work with so maybe contact them by email and see if they could do your Rx or if you need the over the glasses type and what their return policy is if you don’t find them helpful.

    Good luck and I hope you find something that helps you.

    Be well
    Lisa

  • aliciab
    4 years ago

    I love mine . I only get migraine aura without pain but I am so light sensitive and light is a trigger . I find them very soothing but I cant honestly say if they are keeping the auras more at bay or not because I have yet to figure what my triggers all are

  • Brandy
    4 years ago

    i haven’t tried Theraspecs but I am extremely photosensitive as well and spent months just living in my bedroom with blankets on the windows. I read that rose tinted glasses give people with migraineurs some relief when worn all the time in lower light situations. I just got mine and started wearing them last week. they help but not the big AH HA I was hoping for…

  • Sandy
    4 years ago

    i have the same,similar question. Since becoming chronic,past several months, I too am photosensitive to light all the time,not just”when having a migraine”. Exposure to too much tv, computer, or light in my house can cause a migraine. was wondering the difference between Theraspecs and the sunglasses i already have which are uvb,uva protected and polarized. Since I quit my job, I am limited on funds. Does anyone know the difference?

  • Katie M. Golden moderator
    4 years ago

    Ruth,
    I use Theraspecs occasionally. My photosensitivity is not as bad as yours. i found them to be especially helpful with flourescent lights. They do offer sunglasses that can be made with your prescription.

    -Katie
    Migraine.com Moderator

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