Frequently Asked Questions
How do Avulux® migraine glasses work?
Avulux® lenses absorb the wavelengths of light clinically shown to incite and worsen migraine attacks.
Avulux® lenses have gone through 8 years of research and development and multiple independent clinical trials. Avulux® migraine glasses were so effective at treating and preventing migraine symptoms that Avulux® received government health agency approval as a Class I Medical Device used to treat and prevent migraine attacks in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union.
Read more about the science here.
Are Avulux® lenses FL-41?
No. Avulux® lenses were developed by a team of optical engineers and clinical researchers over 8 years to specifically treat and prevent migraine attacks.
Avulux® holds a patent for any optical filter that blocks or absorbs the certain wavelengths of light that were identified to start and worsen migraine attacks. Therefore, the Avulux® lenses are unique on the market.
Avulux® lenses absorb light instead of reflecting it and our lenses are able to absorb various migraine-inducing wavelengths at high percentages with only minimal visual distortion (Avulux® lenses don't make everything look red).
The Avulux® lenses uniformly prevent light from entering the wearer's eyes and the technology is so effective that normal frames can be used as effectively as wrap-around frames.
The Avulux® lenses are anti-scratch as they're hardcoated to military specifications. If Avulux® lenses do become scratched, it will not affect Avulux's® efficacy at preventing harmful migraine-inducing light from entering your eyes, since our lens technology is engineered throughout the lens (it is not a simple film).
FL-41 is a tint that has been available for years to the public and it was initially created for fluorescent light sensitivity. The Avulux® team refined Avulux® lenses and specifically designed them to benefit people with migraine. Many customers find actual migraine relief in addition to light sensitivity relief with Avulux® lenses as opposed to just the light sensitivity relief that FL-41 may possibly provide.
Read more about the science here.
Why shouldn't I just wear sunglasses?
Wearing sunglasses can dark adapt your eyes. Consistently wearing sunglasses will significantly prevent light across the whole spectrum from entering your eyes which can make you even more sensitive to light. This increase in light sensitivity could more easily trigger migraine symptoms and increase pain.
Avulux® prevents only clinically identified migraine-inducing light from entering your eyes. Therefore, Avulux® prevents light from triggering your migraine attacks and provides you significant light sensitivity/photophobia relief.
Avulux® also actually allows the beneficial wavelengths of green light into your eyes which have been proven to reduce headache intensity (read more). This means that wearing Avulux® consistently will actively treat migraine symptoms and will not make you more light sensitive, as they do not dark adapt your eyes.
When should I put on my migraine glasses?
You should put on the migraine glasses as soon as you feel the first symptoms of a migraine beginning. This may be the earliest feeling of your typical migraine headache pain, or a typical migraine aura such as visual disturbances, facial tingling, etc.
In many cases, if you put the glasses on at the earliest onset of your migraine, your migraine may never strengthen and will disappear before it ever begins. If you cannot put the migraine glasses on at the earliest onset of your symptoms, then simply put them on as quickly as you can. Once the migraine headache has already set in, it usually takes about 20-30 minutes for symptom relief to occur.
If you have frequent migraine headaches or are a chronic migraine sufferer, meaning that you average more than two migraine headaches weekly lasting at least 3 hours a day, you should consider wearing your glasses at all times, whether day or night (we do not recommend wearing them while driving at night).
It is important that you wear the glasses during daily events that tend to cause your migraine attacks to begin, such as prolonged time spent in front of a computer screen, television, or smartphone.
How long should I keep my migraine glasses on for?
Unless you are wearing your migraine glasses continuously, you should continue to wear them until your migraine headache, or other symptoms, have completely disappeared. If you are planning to continue to be exposed to your migraine triggers, such as needing to stay in front of a computer screen, then we recommend that you keep the migraine glasses on until you complete your task, even if your migraine symptoms have improved.
Should I use my prescription medicine in addition to wearing my Avulux® migraine glasses?
While most of our study subjects did not need to take their migraine medications after wearing Avulux® migraine glasses, some found it useful and best to use both Avulux® and their migraine medications together to get maximal relief. Obviously, the goal is to be free of migraine symptoms. Please consult your physician before starting or stopping any prescription medication.
What should I expect?
If you can put on your migraine glasses at the earliest onset of your headache symptoms, or your migraine aura, it is very common that your migraine headache will disappear before it even begins. This is an amazing benefit of Avulux® migraine lens technology. If your migraine has already begun before you can put your migraine glasses on, it typically takes 20-30 minutes for your migraine symptoms to be significantly relieved, allowing you to be able to resume your daily activities.
In our clinical study of migraine sufferers, the majority of our migraine subjects had their migraine headaches improved without having to use any medications whatsoever.
Why hasn't my doctor recommended Avulux®?
Likely your doctor simply does not yet know about Avulux®. While we have been in the process of getting multiple regulatory approvals as a medical device in over 29 countries (Canada, the U.K., and the E.U.), and are continuing to do so, we have been ramping up our advertising efforts to inform as many doctors as we can. Like with any new treatment, it takes time and effort to inform the medical community so that they can start recommending new treatments to patients. Our hope and goal is to make Avulux® available to as much of the world’s migraine community as possible, with the medical recognition it deserves.
What is your return policy?
We are so confident that Avulux® migraine glasses will bring you the relief that you expect, that we offer a full product refund, within 60 days of purchase, just pay return shipping.
We do ask that you take care of the glasses during your trial period, as they should be returned in their original condition, with all originally included items and packaging. We ask that you carry your glasses in the included case when not in use and only use the included cleaning cloth to clean your migraine lenses.
If there are any manufacturing defects, please reach out to us and we’ll make it right at no additional cost to you.
Please read our full return policy.
What if my headache doesn’t improve?
The are several reasons why your headache may not improve. Your headache may not be a classic migraine headache (read here for more information). Another reason may be that you are in the minority of people that don’t respond to this treatment. The third reason may be that you have not kept them on long enough, or consistently enough throughout your daily activities.
We offer a 60-day home trial period, and if Avulux® migraine glasses aren't bringing you the relief you expect, you may simply return them.
Avulux® migraine lenses were specifically engineered to treat and prevent migraine attacks. Do not hesitate to speak to your physician if you have any questions or concerns.
What if I wear prescription glasses?
We make Avulux® frames that allow you to place your prescription in them. These frames come with a titanium clip-on containing our Avulux® Migraine Lenses. You can wear the clip-on continuously or simply place them on at the onset of any migraine symptoms. Be sure to wear the Avulux® clip-on during any known trigger activities (going out in the sun, working on the computer, staring at your phone etc.).
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