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What are Neurolux Soothing Lenses and Do They Work?

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Dr. Marc Weinstein

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Light can be excruciating during a migraine. From natural light from the sun to artificial light from computer and phone screens, it feels like zaps of pain in your eyes and head. Doctors call this condition photophobia, and it’s a very common migraine symptom.

Thankfully, migraine glasses offer relief. In this guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about migraine glasses. We’ll cover how they can reduce migraine symptoms, plus how they prevent new migraines from developing and improve other light-sensitive conditions.

What are Migraine Glasses Called?

Migraine glasses go by many names. You’ll see “headache glasses,” “light sensitivity glasses,” or “migraine relief glasses.”

Unfortunately, some glasses claim to improve migraine symptoms without being backed by science. To make sure you’re getting the real deal, look for the scientific name: FL-41 tinted glasses. Glasses with FL-41 lenses are proven to improve light sensitivity.

At 39DollarGlasses, our Neurolux glasses use FL-41 technology to give you reliable relief.

How Does Light Play Into Migraines?

Light plays a key role in migraines. It all starts with your eyes.

Human eyes react to light through a complex system of cells and nerve fibers. Part of this system includes photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (PRGs). When light enters your eyes, these cells activate and help manage your circadian rhythm. This process is usually painless. But if you experience migraines, it could be very painful.

During a migraine, the activation of PRGs can cause pain in your eyes and head. It might feel like an aching or throbbing sensation, or you could experience other symptoms like nausea.

Light may also trigger new migraines in some people. Fluorescent lights can be especially irritating because they flicker rapidly. Other bright light sources can also cause migraines, such as sunlight or computer screens.

What Do FL-41 Lenses Do?

Glasses for migraines block irritating light before it can cause pain. Wearing them during an active migraine reduces light sensitivity, but you can also wear them to prevent new migraines from developing. Thanks to their light-filtering abilities, FL-41 tint glasses also improve photophobia associated with other conditions, such as severe headaches and benign essential blepharospasm (BEB).

How Do The FL-41 Lenses in Migraine Glasses Work?

FL-41 lenses are tinted with a special dye that targets and blocks irritating light. To understand how this works, we need to talk about the visible light spectrum.

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Scientists measure light in wavelengths. Red light has the longest wavelength, at around 700 nanometers. Violent has the shortest, at about 380 nanometers. Blue and green are near the middle of the spectrum, around 480 to 520 nanometers.

The light-sensitive cells in your eyes are extra sensitive to blue-green wavelengths. This sensitivity can become painful during an active migraine. That’s where FL-41 glasses can help. Using a specialized orange tint, FL-41 glasses filter blue-green light to protect your eyes. You can think of migraine glasses as shields — when you wear them, irritating light does less damage.

Neurolux Duo

Migraines are complex conditions with a variety of symptoms and causes. Talking to your doctor is the best way to get a reliable treatment plan.

For many patients, migraine treatment includes managing irritating light by wearing FL-41 tinted glasses. At 39DollarGlasses, we offer Neurolux Duo — a set of two FL-41 glasses that improve light sensitivity. The first pair is designed for daily use to prevent migraines. The second features a darker lens tint to soothe active pain.

Neurolux glasses are high-quality, affordable, and proven by science. Shop a variety of Neurolux styles and add prescription lenses to any pair for reliable pain relief.

39DollarGlasses Is Here To Help

Light sensitivity can be extremely painful, but there is a solution. Neurolux Duo is an affordable way to improve photophobia from migraines, headaches, and BEB. Order your Neurolux glasses and get the relief you deserve.

Still have questions? Our team is here to help! As a doctor-run company, we’re dedicated to making eye health easy and accessible. Contact us today to learn more about migraine glasses and overall eye health.

FL-41 FAQs

Can you wear FL-41 Glasses all the time?

Yes. Neurolux Duo comes with two pairs: one for everyday use, the other for active migraines. The first pair features a lighter lens tint that helps keep migraines at bay. The second features a darker tint to soothe active migraine pain.

Is FL-41 the same as plain rose-tinted glasses?

No. FL-41 glasses feature a unique tint that’s different from standard rose-tinted glasses.

Are FL-41 glasses the same as Blue Blockers?

No. Unlike blue blockers, FL-41 glasses feature a specialized lens tint that targets and neutralizes lightwaves known to worsen or trigger migraines. Although blue blockers and computer glasses do help to block certain types of light, they do not reduce all the light waves that can affect migraines.

Do migraine glasses really work?

Yes. Migraine glasses are clinically tested and proven to improve light sensitivity.