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Headache & Migraine Glasses: All About MiWear

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If you’ve ever experienced a migraine, you know how debilitating it can be. Many people experience these brutal headaches and find themselves searching for a solution. Whether they are caused by an existing eye condition, an environmental trigger, or any other source, migraines can be extremely difficult to deal with. Your optometrist may be able to help: by recommending migraine glasses like MiWear.

MiWear migraine glasses use a special filter on the lens. This filter stops certain types of light from reaching your eyes, helps avoid migraine triggers, and reduces the severity of an already-occurring migraine. This makes them an ideal solution for people experiencing frequent migraines.

What Is a Migraine?

A migraine isn’t just a headache. It’s an intense, throbbing pain, often on one side of the head, that can last for hours or days.

Migraines can cause inflammation and swelling in blood vessels in your brain and lead to staggering pain. Though symptoms can differ from person to person, migraines can completely derail your day and lead to other symptoms like:

  • Intense throbbing or pulsing pain
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Fainting or feeling lightheaded

Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for migraines. While many people find they can be managed with painkillers, medication, and lifestyle modifications to avoid triggers, other people find that once a migraine develops they simply have to wait it out.

What Causes Migraines?

Migraines are often caused by something called a “trigger.” These can vary from person to person but often include:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Hormonal changes
  • Lack of sleep or irregular sleep patterns
  • Dehydration
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Bright or flashing lights

If you experience migraines, it helps to learn your triggers—or visit a trained professional so you can find a way to treat them and reduce your symptoms. Fortunately, your optometrist may be able to help by recommending migraine glasses.

What Are Migraine Glasses?

Migraine glasses are a potential game-changer for those battling frequent migraines. They’re specially designed glasses that filter out certain wavelengths of light that may trigger migraines.

The concept behind these glasses is based on research suggesting that some people who suffer from migraines are more sensitive to certain types of light—particularly bright, fluorescent, or flickering lights.

Migraine glasses are equipped with lenses tinted in a specific color, which provides comfortable vision while minimizing exposure to certain light frequencies. By filtering out these aggravating light frequencies, these glasses can reduce light intensity, prevent light-induced migraine triggers, and reduce sensitivity to light.

What Is MiWear?

MiWear glasses by Percept are a wearable solution designed to help reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines. They’re not like an ordinary pair of glasses; they’re specifically engineered to filter out the harmful light wavelengths that can trigger migraines.

The MiWear glasses make use of a unique lens technology, which not only blocks the distressing light frequencies but also enhances certain color contrasts, offering clear vision. They come with a lightweight, compact design that’s comfortable to wear for a long time—which can help you prevent a migraine from developing.

How Do MiWear Glasses Work?

The tech behind MiWear is relatively simple yet incredibly effective. The glasses use a special type of lens called FL-41 lenses.

These lenses are tinted a specific shade to filter out the blue light spectrum, which is known to trigger migraines. By wearing these glasses in environments where you’re exposed to such light—like in front of a computer screen or under fluorescent lights—you may prevent migraines from occurring.

Even better, the enhanced color of contrast provided by the MiWear lenses makes it easier to read digital screens or printed text. This means that you can continue working at your desk or reading a book without worrying about a migraine interfering.

While migraine glasses can help reduce the severity and frequency, they can’t cure the underlying cause. So if you find yourself constantly experiencing migraines, you should visit a healthcare professional for a thorough consultation.

A woman receiving an eye exam from her male optometrist.

Where to Get Help for Your Migraines

Living with migraines can be challenging, but with solutions like MiWear glasses, there’s hope for relief. If you experience frequent migraines, don’t hesitate to book an appointment at Golden Vision to talk about MiWear.

Written by Golden Vision

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