What Everyone Suffering From Migraines Should Know About Preventative Eye Wear

If you suffer from migraines, you likely know that there are preventative eye wear options available to help reduce the headaches. Though you may know about them, that doesn't mean you know how they work or how they can assist you with your migraine issues. Before you overlook the option of this eye wear solution, look at these key points regarding how this option may be able to assist you.

Light Sensitivity Reduction

One of the key reasons that migraine sufferers are turning to specialty eye wear for migraine reduction and prevention is due to light sensitivity. With specially-designed light sensitive sunglasses, you can reduce the light that is taken into your eye and reduce the sensitivity that either triggers your migraines or makes them worse. This is done through various tinting levels and techniques applied to the lenses of the sunglasses.

Relief Overtime

One of the misconceptions is that sunglasses or either similar eye wear that is designed to reduce migraines and the symptoms or triggers that go along with them, is that they work immediately. Though you may be able to feel a slight difference during the first use the eye wear itself is designed to help reduce issues overtime. This means that you will need to use them on a routine basis in order to see long-term and ongoing changes in your migraine patterns.

UV and Polarized Options

A question that often comes up with these types of sunglasses and eye wear is eye protection from UV rays and if the lenses are polarized. Most of these options do have a UV protection for both indoor and outdoor use, meaning your eyes may be protected from harmful rays. As far as polarized lenses are concerned, most are not.

The reason for this is that most patients will use these types of lenses so they can continue to work, using computer screens and LCD screens, even if they are experiencing light sensitivity due to a migraine. The polarization done to lenses can make it difficult to see these screens and read them, therefore it is not used.

These are just a few of the key points you should keep in mind if you plan on using migraine preventative eye wear for your migraine issues. Before you choose this type of solution, discuss your options with your ophthalmologist to determine if a particular shade on your lenses or tint will be best for your needs.  

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