Frequently Asked Questions

General

Migraine and light sensitivity can be complex and success can be measured in many ways. 

Avulux was made to help people with migraine and light sensitivity get through their days without having to isolate in a dark room.

Certain wavelengths of light have been shown to worsen migraine headache pain and even incite migraine attacks. Avulux precisely filters light at certain areas in the visible light spectrum, they can be worn indoors or outdoors without distorting how you perceive color, and may help people living with migraine.

Whether it's being able to spend your time with family and friends, being able to work under harsh lighting, reducing the impact of light on your daily activities, or walking outside without fear of light, we recognize all of these as successes with Avulux. We offer a 60 day money-back guarantee so you can be sure you're happy with your Avulux glasses.

No problem! If you don't wear prescription glasses or if you wear contact lenses, we offer non-prescription Avulux glasses through our shop.

Customers in the USA can purchase Avulux Rx on Avulux.com. Choose your favorite frames on the shop page to get started!

Customers in Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand can find an Avulux Authorized Provider on our store locator.

Customers outside of the above countries can shop our Fit Over frames or Clip-On frames that
allow you to place your prescription in them locally. Our Clip-On frames come with both an acetate glasses frame to put your prescription lenses into and a titanium clip-on that contains our Avulux Migraine Lenses.

Wearing sunglasses can dark adapt your eyes. Consistently wearing sunglasses can significantly prevent light across the visible 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 light-triggered pain.

If you're currently wearing sunglasses, or dark glasses, indoors, wear Avulux for at least 2-3 weeks to allow your eyes to adapt to the lighter tint.

Yes.

You can wear Avulux continuously whether you're indoors or outdoors. Wearing Avulux will not dark adapt your eyes (you will not become more light sensitive by wearing Avulux).

We encourage you to wear your glasses during any triggering activities like extended screen time, when exposed to harsh artificial light, or even under sunlight. If not worn continuously, be sure to wear your Avulux glasses as soon as you feel any migraine or light sensitivity symptoms.

• To clean your lenses, use the included microfiber cloth and/or wash them gently with cold/warm water and mild soap like hand soap.

• Only store your glasses in a cool, dry place.

• When glasses are worn often, they tend to accumulate oil and debris. Be sure to use warm water and a mild soap (like hand soap) to gently clean the debris off your lenses before using your included cloth (or lint-free cloth) to dry them.

Do not use: Optical lens cleaners, alcohol, harsh chemicals or detergents (Windex, laundry detergent, abrasive dish soap, etc.) will damage the lenses. Do not use these to clean your Avulux lenses.

While we're unable to bill your insurer for your purchase, you may be able to request reimbursement for your Avulux purchase from your insurer.

For customers with an HSA or FSA card, you may use it during checkout. If your payment is rejected, contact your provider to have them add Avulux as an approved vendor.

We'd be happy to provide any documentation you may need to request reimbursement from your insurer.

About Avulux Lenses

Blue, amber, and red wavelengths of light have been clinically shown to incite and worsen migraine attacks.

A small portion of the green light spectrum has been clinically shown to reduce migraine headache pain intensity or keep it constant.

Avulux precisely filters blue, amber, and red light while allowing a narrow band of green light through.

Avulux lenses have gone through 8 years of research and development and multiple independent clinical trials. Clinical studies performed with Avulux migraine glasses show that by precisely filtering light, they may help people living with migraine.

Read more about the science here.

Currently, Avulux lenses have been clinically tested on subjects with migraine.

We recognize that everyone's situation is unique. You have 60 days to try Avulux, so you can confirm you're happy with your glasses. We offer 60-day returns on non-prescription/non-custom Avulux glasses.

No. The Avulux lens is a new, unique, patented, multi-band optical filtration technology that targets harmful blue, red, and amber light while allowing soothing green light through.

FL-41 is an older single-band, blue light filtration technology developed in the 1980’s to help wearers that are sensitive to fluorescent lighting.

Avulux allows soothing green light through while filtering more blue light than FL-41 glasses. Avulux additionally precisely filters amber and red light.

Avulux can be worn for screens, indoor lighting (including LED and fluorescent lights, among others), and even outdoors.

View a table and spectral curve comparison between Avulux and other lenses here.

Avulux lenses effectively absorb blue light, but they are not simple blue light glasses.

Avulux absorbs multiple light wavelengths (colors), in high percentages without distorting your color perception.

Studies have shown that white, blue, amber, and red light contribute to migraine pain and migraine symptom intensity.

Simple blue blocking glasses do not absorb the specific wavelengths of light that have been shown to be harmful to those with migraine.

Read more about the science here and how Avulux is different here

View a table comparison between Avulux and other lenses here.

Currently, there's only one type of Avulux lens which has been specifically designed to be worn indoors or outdoors.

Currently, there's only one type of Avulux lens which has been specifically designed to be worn indoors or outdoors.

Likely, your doctor does not yet know about Avulux (please share with them!). We have been ramping up our advertising efforts and, with any new product, it takes time and effort to inform the medical community. Our goal is to make Avulux available to as much of the world’s migraine & photophobia community as possible, with the recognition it deserves.

Yes. Avulux lenses block 100% of UVB light from 280nm-315nm and 100% of UVA light from 315nm-380nm.

No. Avulux lenses are not polarized.

How to use Avulux

It is important that you wear the glasses during daily events that tend to cause your migraine attacks and light-triggered pain to begin, such as prolonged time spent in front of a computer screen, television, smartphone, or under harsh lighting.

Otherwise, you should put on the migraine glasses as soon as you feel migraine or light sensitivity symptoms beginning. This may be the earliest feeling of your typical migraine headache pain, or a typical migraine aura such as visual disturbances, facial tingling, eye strain, eye pain etc.

If you have frequent migraine attacks or have chronic migraine, 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.

Unless you're wearing your migraine glasses continuously, you should continue to wear them until your migraine attack or light sensitivity symptoms have passed. 

If you're planning to continue to be exposed to your migraine and light sensitivity 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 symptoms have improved.

Yes. Many Avulux wearers specifically report back that they're able to stay in front of screens and under harsh light for significantly longer than they were previously able to. In many cases, screen time and harsh light are no longer negatively impacting them. They're able to spend more time in front of the computer with their eyes remaining relaxed and comfortable.

We offer a 60-day home trial period, and if you're not satisfied with how Avulux migraine glasses can help manage light, you may return them in original condition (no scratches nor deformation). 

It's important that Avulux is worn before the light-triggered pain becomes unbearable. Research has shown that light-triggered pain can be worsened through continuous exposure to light.

If you feel Avulux isn't helping you manage light as a trigger, we suggest wearing Avulux continuously throughout your day (and while in front of any digital screens or under harsh lighting) for at least two weeks so you can be sure about whether they're helping you manage light.

Avulux should be used to help manage the impact of light on your daily activities. Avulux is safe to use as a complement to any treatment.

The goal is to best manage your migraine or light sensitivity symptoms.

Please consult your physician before starting or stopping any prescription medication.

The Avulux Migraine & Light Sensitivity lens is a multi-band precision optical filter that can filter up to 97% of light at some areas on the visible spectrum.

Due to its high filtration, the Avulux lens is not considered a driving lens per the ISO 12312-1:2013 standard for glasses. We do not recommend Avulux for driving as it falls outside of this ISO standard.

Anti-reflective (AR) coating is optional on custom (Avulux in Your Frame) orders or any prescription order.

Avulux Frames

If you have an iPhone X or above, use our virtual try-on app.

Please also read through our size guide to help you find the right frame size.

If you have any questions, contact us. We'd be happy to help!

Read through our support article to learn how to adjust your frame.

Shipping

Yes! We offer free shipping and free exchanges in the USA.

International shipping costs are calculated during checkout, after you enter your address.

We're confident that Avulux migraine glasses will help you manage the impact of light. If you're unsatisfied, you may return your glasses within 60 days of purchase, just pay return shipping. Note: custom or Seasonal Frames purchases are non-refundable.

Please 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. Please carry your glasses in the included case when not in use and use the included cleaning cloth to clean your migraine lenses. If your lenses have accumulated debris and oils, please first wash them gently with warm water and mild soap (like hand soap) before wiping with the cloth.

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 for any exceptions.

Orders placed on Avulux.com, Avulux.ca, or Avulux.co.uk ship from the United States.

Shipments outside the United States may be subject to  Value Added Tax (VAT), import duties, sales taxes, tariffs, or brokerage fees.

These costs are the customer's responsibility and are not included in shipping charges. If any fees are due, the courier will contact you to collect prior to swiftly delivering your package.

If you have any questions, please read our full shipping policy or contact us.

You should receive an email with instructions within 30 minutes of placing your Avulux in Your Frame order (please check your spam folder).

If you didn't receive the instructions, email us at info@avulux.com.

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