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  • #43420
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    Gregor
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    i was wondering if tinded glasses can help reduces the number of migraines i get can anyone help?

  • #43505
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    carla-fisher
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    I had made a remark once about having to wear sunglasses to go shopping lately because fluorescent colors in the yellow group can cause me to develop a migraine. One lady had told me that it isn’t good to wear the sunglasses inside. I don’t know about tinted glasses or if the issue would be the same. maybe she will respond to this for you.

  • #44616
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    I have been thinking of trying orange safety glasses at work. Or polarized glasses. I work as a lab assistant and we have terrible bright floresent lighting. when I snowboard I find the orange to be so much better in the bright. I have asked for covers or pot lighting for when we move to our new location. Any other ideas?

  • #44655
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    Ellen Schnakenberg
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    Gregor – The answer to your question depends on many things. Here is some information that might be helpful for you: https://migraine.com/blog/what-color-of-eyewear-is-the-best-for-light-sensitivity/

  • #44656
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    carla-fisher – Sunglasses worn all the time can make your eyes even more sensitive to light, so it’s important that we try as best we can to stay in normal lighting. The key for me is usually to stay within the right KIND of lighting. I must wear sunglasses indoors if I am under fluorescents or LED’s. Some ambient lighting from outdoors isn’t a problem for me normally in the house, but if it’s bright, then I’m in trouble.

  • #44658
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    Ellen Schnakenberg
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    jolene138 – You might be interested in the link I posted for Gregor as it pertains to different colors for different people and might help answer your question :)

  • #44685
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    jolene138
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    awesome, thank you!

  • #44688

    merrie
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    I have pink prescription glasses. They help me to be able to use the computer without dying from the lighting, but they haven’t prevented any migraines that I am aware of. I do find it difficult to manage without them now that I have them, especially at work, which is all fluorescent lighting.

  • #44694
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    Ellen Schnakenberg
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    merrie – Have you tried adjusting your monitor to help your eyes… aside from the fluorescent lighting anyway?

    ~Ellen

  • #44695

    merrie
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    Hi, yep. Honestly I think it is a combination of the lights, and the fact that the lights are moving. Like if I watch a video, or tv show online, or drive my car and see moving lights, those things all trigger a migraine. But reading a post or a book on my kindle doesn’t as much. Weird I know. Can’t wait for my appointment tomorrow at 11:15 am. Have a wonderful migraine right now.
    Merrie

  • #44696
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    Ellen Schnakenberg
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    merrie – Aaah, movement. Gets me too. Even from the corner of my eyes.

    I started doing MUCH better when I got a large flatscreen TV to use as a monitor. Eases the strain, is easily adjusted. I use a wireless keyboard and can sit on my couch in my office and work 😉 The smaller the screen, the more likely I’m going to have a Migraine triggered by something going on it.

    ~Ellen

  • #44707
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    I wear prescription lenses to read and work on the compute; its horrible in bright lights so I try as much as I can to not use them ouside or to watch tv. I wear dark shades inside and outside in bright lights even when I dont have migraines just to prevent it. I found this: http://www.theraspecs.com/ and hope some people will find it ok :).

  • #45114

    kimberlyflick
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    I got a pair of glasses from axonoptics.com. So far, I have only praises for them. They’re a rose/purple tint for indoor lighting. I work under fluorescent lights at a computer with hanging lights right outside my window so I get it from every direction.

  • #69128
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    Melissamin
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    Yes I agree with @kimberlyflick above. I bought a pair from axonoptics.com too and they have been the best cure for me.

  • #69164
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    Jennaling
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    I just ordered 10% pink tinted glasses from zenni optical online. I have $9 glasses! So far, they seem to help take the sharpness out of the light, I have been unable to break a 2 month migraine but they help. Totally worth it!

  • #69305

    I have been using the glasses from axonoptics.com for several years now. I have both the really dark ones and the ones I use while I am at the computer. They seem to help not progress my migraines further and have really helped me. :)

  • #69341
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    Lisa Benson
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    Hi all,

    I love my Theraspecs (theraspecs.com). I have both indoor ones (for computer use and florescent lighting) and outdoor ones (for bright sun). They use an Fl-41 tint (a rose tint) that has been shown to filter out the light that can trigger and exacerbate a migraine. Axon optics (that Kara uses) is the FL-41 tint as well, though I haven’t tried them. I definitely recommend these glasses. They have helped me immensely and given me the freedom to do things I love, such as go outside on a sunny day or do graphic arts on the computer, with less migraines. For awhile I wore them 24/7 and now with lowered migraine frequency I wear them just when I need them for those activities.

    Be well,
    Lisa

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