Decrease Migraines and More with Specialized Glasses

 

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Specialized prescription glasses have been found to be helpful in patients with migraine headaches, blepharospasm (eyelid spasms), light triggered seizures, CVS (Computer Vision Syndrome) and other light-sensitive/triggered conditions. 

​The wavelength filtered by FL-41 was first described in a research project that took place in Birmingham, England in the early 90’s.  In this study, children with migraine headaches wore FL-41 filtered lenses. The researchers found that wearing the FL-41 filter improved the light sensitivity in these children, as well as lessened the frequency and severity of their migraine headaches. Since that time, FL-41 filtered lenses have been used to treat these and other conditions.
Blepharospasm and migraine patients suffer more from light sensitivity, vs. people who do not struggle with these conditions.  Research at the University of Utah have also found that when these patients have had their light sensitivity treated, their blepharospasm and migraine symptoms have improved.
Recent research tested FL-41 filtered lenses, head-to-head, against conventional gray sunglasses and standard rose tinted spectacles.  Notably, the majority of patients prefer wearing FL-41 filtered spectacles.  Glasses with the specialized wavelength treatment are available at Northwest Vision Optical in Bellevue and Kirkland by prescription.


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