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Indoor Sunglasses for Light Sensitivity Relief

When a migraine hits, some people reach for their sunglasses for quick relief. But is that the right thing to do?

Wearing sunglasses indoors could actually make your light sensitivity worse. Axon Optics powered by Avulux® Migraine & Light Sensitivity lenses are a better option.

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Why Our Lenses Are Better Than Wearing Regular Sunglasses Indoors

Because of their precise tint, our glasses block only the specific wavelengths of light that aggravate light sensitivity (namely blue and amber). Regular or prescription sunglasses block too much of ALL wavelengths.

Blocking all light wavelengths with sunglasses puts you at risk for dark adapting your eyes. This means they get so used to the dark that they become even more light sensitive in the long run. With our glasses, you don’t run that risk.

Some people may call Axon Optics “indoor sunglasses” because they’re much lighter in color — not dark like outdoor sunglasses. But actually they’re not sunglasses at all.

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Benefits of Avulux® Lenses Over Regular FL-41

You might have heard about FL-41 glasses for photophobia. These were created in 1991 to help people with sensitivity to fluorescent light.

Our co-founder was one of the original pioneers of FL-41 glasses. Over the last three decades, he’s been studying how light triggers pain and helped develop the roadmap to an evolved lens technology: Avulux®.

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Block The Bad Light, Let In The Good

While our Avulux® Migraine & Light Sensitivity Lenses are busy blocking all that bad light, they’re also precisely engineered to let in the good light.

You see, while blue and amber light tend to be painful, green light is actually soothing. Green light has been shown to reduce photophobia and headache severity. Even traditional FL-41 lenses block 80% of green light. Axon Optics glasses powered by Avulux® Migraine & Light Sensitivity Lenses let that soothing light pass through, so you get better results.

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Our Lenses Are Tested and Consistent

Lenses labeled and sold as FL-41 from various suppliers tend to be drastically different from each other. From brand to brand, they vary in quality, lens color, and the type of light they actually block. This means you could buy “FL-41” and just get cheap colored lenses that don’t really work.

When you buy from Axon Optics, you’re getting tested, consistent lenses that are precisely made to actually do what they claim. Avulux® Migraine & Light Sensitivity Lenses are a complete evolution in lens technology, as they've been developed and clinically proven over eight years of research.

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Effectively Manage Light

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Our Lenses Deliver Results

Clinical data shows you’ll most likely see massive (and stable) benefits from wearing our glasses. The data below is from a clinically validated survey and took us ten long, painstaking years to collect:


fewer headaches


decrease in light sensitivity impact


of users saw a reduction in light impact

Does Science Agree?

The short answer: Yes. Yes, it does.

2x Improvement

Researchers analyzed how the lens would affect people with blepharospasm — a condition that is commonly accompanied by light sensitivity. Patients saw a 2x improvement in the severity of their light sensitivity as opposed to regular gray lenses.

From 6 to 2

For many, fluorescent lights trigger migraines. During a study at the University of Birmingham, patients who wore the FL-41 lens saw a reduction in the amount of migraines they experienced every month - from 6 down to only 2.

Options That Fit Your Condition

Standard Protection

Standard glasses blocks most light.

Peripheral Protection

Glasses block additional light from sides due to curved lenses and frame.

Max Protection

Curved lenses, frame, and inner gasket provide maximum protection from light.

Prescription Protection

This style frame fits over prescriptions frames.

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