Friday, October 8, 2010

Fluorescent Light Induced Migraines and the FL-41 Tint

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7 comments:

bethanial11 said...

Thank you SO much for sharing! I, too, get migraines, and hadn't really figured out a specific trigger. Earlier this year, my doctor put me on Topimax, and that has been a lifesaver! The number of migraines I experience has dropped drastically, but I still get one every now and again. I'd just about 4 weeks ago figured out that fluorescent lighting will still trigger my migraines! I do wear contacts most of the time, and glasses occasionally, but I will definitely be looking into getting this coating on some lenses.

Anonymous said...

I've known for about 15 years that those lights can trigger my migraines... and as most work places use them, it becomes difficult to avoid them! Seems it's something to do with the way the gases in them flicker, or similar...

I use Maxalt 10 mlt for the actual migraines, but 1) they knock for me a loop, and 2) they cost about $19 each - but are definitely worth it.

So... rose colored glasses.... who'da thought!
Will definitely look into this.
Wonder if they make a flip type sunglass for people with glasses... that would be what I need...

marci357

Toyin O. said...

Thanks for sharing; I always wonder what triggers my migraine.

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Anonymous said...

My problem with fluorescent lights is I can hear them! They emit an extremely high pitched fluttering whine. Small ones aren't so bad, but where there's a lot of the longer ones it's killing. There's an under-street tunnel at Chicago's O'Hare Airport, About 100 yards of massive fluorescent lights. I cannot, for the life of me, traverse that tunnel without throwing up! Within a short time of not being around them, I'm fine. No long-term migraines.

Jeannetta said...

One more reason I have about 500 "real" lightbulbs in my storage :) I'm glad you figured it out.

Kevin Count said...

FL-41 truly is remarkable. I have several patients I have fit in FL-41 with remarkable results. To those who are interested in lenses with FL-41 remember to find someone with the eqipment (spectrometer) to verify that the appropriate wave lengths of light are being filtered. This is not just a "rose tinted lens".

Ben Rollins said...

Thanks for the post about FL-41 migraine glasses. Being associated with Moran, I know that FL-41 tint is recommended to patients and a majority of them receive relief from the glasses. Additional clinical studies about light sensitivity and migraine are ongoing at the University.

A new website just launched that offers FL-41 tinted glasses online (that why you don't have to go all the way to the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah). The website is www.axonoptics.com