Different types of light can trigger migraines, worsen typical headaches, and cause photophobia, eye pain and fatigue. The natural sunlight can trigger them as well, but to a lesser degree for me than fluorescent, LED and blue lights. Over the last few years, I have noticed increased headaches when using my phone and even working on the computer.
In my effort to educate and promote self-care, I have shared my struggles with blue lights and fluorescent lights triggering electric shock headaches and migraines.
A couple of months ago I became increasingly aware of blurry vision and talked to my neurologist about the possible causes. He referred me to an Ophthalmologist who checked my eyes and optic nerves. The Doctor said my eyes are healthy, however my age (I have celebrated my 40th birthday) is a factor, in addition to the light sensitivity. He wrote a new prescription that included the FL-41 filter for the lenses which should decrease the headaches triggered by light.
I have a pair of tinted lenses for indoor use and a pair for outdoor use.
- Indoor lenses block 80% of blue-green light associated with migraine, photophobia and other light-sensitive conditions.
- Outdoor TheraSpecs provide better protection against sunlight than regular sunglasses. They are dark, polarized, 100% UVA/UVB and block the same blue-green light.
You do not need a prescription to order these glasses as FL-41 is a filter. However, the filter can be added to any glasses with a current prescription.
I’d love to know if you order a pair, or currently have a pair of FL-41 lenses and how they are working for you. Have you noticed a decrease in headaches?