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Avulux Reviews

See What Avulux Users Are Saying About Their Migraine Glasses
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Cambridge
Jodie C.
Game Changer!

These glasses have definitely become a staple in my migraine prevention/coping arsenal. They decrease the eye fatigue from staring at a computer all day for work and the horrible fluorescent lights. They really help with the light sensitivity in the beginning and during a migraine attack, one less aggravating stimulus to have.

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Xyko
Michael G.
Great

Helped tremendously with sensitivity to light, stopped migraines and really helped with vertigo. Only bad side was I had to get a MD note but not avulux fault at all. Worth the money and is also great for sunlight.

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Cambridge
Taunya B.
Life Changing

I love my Avulux glasses!. I ordered the Cambridge frame. I am someone who suffers from a vestibular disorder and also vestibular migraines. I was struggling to go into grocery stores, malls, big box stores I felt like I was having a sensory overload, from the lighting, shiny floors and the aisles that were packed with food on the shelves. I would get really bad panic attacks, dropping sensations, just feeling overwhelmed. Since using my glasses my world is changing for the better. Anytime I feel like a headache is coming on I put my glasses on and I feel a sense of calm and my eyes feel like they are being soothed. When I am in stores it takes away all of the harsh lighting and it calms the environment. Walking outside is so much nicer with these glasses. I am so happy with my purchase!!!

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Lilu
Courtney S.
So helpful

This is my second pair- one in prescription and one not. I can’t imagine not having these anymore! I have chronic intractable migraine and deal with pain and symptoms all day every day and when I heard about these I took a chance. They are soothing on my eyes and allow me to watch some TV and manage some screen time but I still have to dim the brightness on the devices. I wear these every single day inside but when I leave the house I still need to wear sunglasses because I need a darker lens (Avulux- create sunglasses one day!!!! Lol) while these don’t take my pain away they do help my quality of life and can prevent a massive flare up. Thank you Avulux!

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Lilu
Neva B.
Very Helpful!

These glasses reduce the light glare and discomfort when I am in stores or working on my computer. I have purchased other brands and though more expensive, these are worth the price.

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Lilu
GS
Brilliant!

Not only do they help with the photophobia, they also help me to sleep better and fall asleep more quickly!

My frames, my prescription

Sent my own frames and my prescription in to get Avulux lenses. I am thoroughly pleased with the results. The first time I put them on, I felt my eyes relax. They are my every day glasses.

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Bli
A.S.
These glasses have prevented my migraines every time

I’ve always had migraines but over the years they have started occur more frequently. I tend to have maybe 2-4 a month. That is a pretty low amount but for years I could never figure out my triggers and how to prevent them. The best thing I could do was take some medicine and go to sleep in a dark room. What was even worse was if I would get a migraine while I was out and about and had nothing with me to try and lessen the pain. I had been doing tons of research recently and found many remedies to help soothe or prevent my migraines. I came across Avulux while searching for my other migraine remedies. I liked that the company had great reviews and their own studies which stood out against competitors. I decided to order a pair. Every time I felt my eyes were becoming sensitive to light or a migraine was coming on (sometimes light is a trigger or a symptom for me) I wear these glasses and I’m able to soothe the pain and my migraine goes away! It’s really like magic! I love these glasses! And even the persons with customer service were helpful. My first order got lost in the mail but customer service was swift in sending me another pair and staying in contact with me while I got them. The glasses are great! The one thing I would love is if the glasses could be worn while driving. I swap out and instead wear my sunglasses but maybe a pair of transitions would be nice, in the future of course. Also I wish there was an option to select a size for the style of the glasses. I’ve been wearing mine frequently and I notice they slide off my nose a bit when I’m doing certain things. Aside from those things I love my glasses! They allow me to continue with my day without taking medication and relieve migraine pain! I love the pair I have now but I do hope to get another pair in the future with my own lenses; for fashion option reasons of course :).

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Xyko
Michael F.
Life changer

I suffered a severe brain trauma about 20 yrs ago, I have dealt with chronic severe migraines on an almost daily basis since then. My wife discovered Avulux as an option. I've had them for over a month and so far have had 2 migraines. This is an amazing alternative to all the different needs the doctors have tried over the years

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Xyko
Marie J.
Fully satisfied

Precious help. Fully satisfied

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Nimbus
Georgina D.
Super Helpful chronic Migranes

So happy I invested in these glasses. They have been super helpful on my rough days with chronic migraines and photophobia and help prevent flares. Thank you!

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Xyko
Nicolas
Good, but not perfect.

I don’t get migraines too often, but when I do, they start with blinding aura’s and end with severe light and sound sensitivity with moderate headache if I stay in a dark room and pop some excedryn. What I do have weekly/daily though is being on the brink of a migraine with the main culprit being reflections / bright light that could trigger the migraine.

Unfortunately the glasses don’t eliminate these problems so I still have to avoid looking at a reflecting window or talking to a person with a bright sunny window behind them, as that still could trigger an attack, like it did a while ago. I was wearing them all morning, looked outside at a tree against the bright sky and then bam the aura’s started. I was quite disappointed cause I had had them on so I felt like my armor just completely failed. I did take a Triptan though so haven’t yet experimented with tackling the migraine with only the glasses, as the aura’s are so debilitating for me.

But perhaps the glasses are more soothing tools than prevention tools.

I must admit my medication (Tylenol) intake has lowered quite a bit since I wear the glasses daily as I do feel ‘safer’ with them with me. They do soothe my eyes a bit with the reflections that don’t turn into attacks. But it still feels like a lottery.

Pro’s:
- they’ve reduced my medication intake
- they make me feel safer having them around

Cons’:
- I literally had an attack with them on.
- during a migraine, they might help with light (the portable dark room slogan), but don’t eliminate sound sensitivity and accompanying disorientation / nausea, which still makes my migraine very unpleasant. I had hoped it would have somehow tackled the migraine as a whole through your eyes, and not only the light part.
- I think the build quality is quite poor for the money. Very thin plastic feeling frames (xyko), and plastic lenses with not a very durable coating. My ray bans are far thicker and stronger. You definitely notice avulux hasn’t been doing this as long as an established glasses company imo. Which doesn’t match the price however. Sadly the xyko model feels cheap to me.
- the lenses also definitely aren’t as sharp to see through as ray bans or Serengeti’s, Maui Jim’s etc.
- they do look very pinkish on your face.
- in bright daylight, a proper tinted darker sunglass version would be nice to have.

Thank you for your thorough review! Avulux lenses are made of polycarbonate and they absorb up to 97% of light at certain points in the spectrum. Because of their precise filtration, they are not exactly comparable to a sunglass lens. Avulux lenses are a precision optical filter and they may increase contrast when worn. They’re specifically made to manage light and those living with migraine may find that they help them reduce the impact of light on their lives. Our frames are made of lightweight acetate and premium spring hinges for comfort. If you’d like Avulux lenses in the frames of your choice, you can send in your frames and we’ll put Avulux lenses in them!

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Lilu
Bolivar E.
Excellent quality and excellent light sensitivity protection

Highly recommended, light weight, cool design and excellent light sensitivity protection, my eyes feel relieved

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Lilu
S.N.
Game changer for those with severe light sensitivity

I have had a diagnosis of post-concussion syndrome with a severe sensitivity to light and dry eyes since 2015. I first tried Axon Optics -- at the time, they helped just a little bit, as I had been squinting everywhere and constantly getting debilitating migraines. I could barely do anything at all. However, they only block a little bit of the light that is harsh and damaging and I was still constantly debilitated. I then tried TheraSpecs, and these were more helpful, but I was still getting frequent setbacks and migraines and having to hunch over everywhere. I tried BluBlox/Bon Charge last year, and these were also helpful, but the problems persisted.

I just got these Lilu glasses yesterday, and I can already feel an IMMEDIATE improvement with my chronic light sensitivity symptoms. I was uncertain if the science behind the additional wavelengths would truly mean more relief for my symptoms, but it really paid off! My doctor turned his bright, full-spectrum light on over my head, which I usually must have off for treatment without being in constant, squinting pain (even with the Blublox). While being under the full-spectrum light, he tested my strength wearing these glasses compared to my other glasses, and also by having them off entirely. These glasses make me stronger and my eyes feel more natural and rested compared to my normal state of squinting and being uncomfortable. I literally told him in casual, astounded relief that I was okay with that light on for the first time in seven years. Those lights are BRIGHT (they have every single wavelength in them, like the sun), so this is nothing short of miraculous for me!!!

Like other reviewers, I don't feel these are dark enough to handle a bright, sunny day if you have light sensitivity (and I haven't tested glare protection, but I definitely need my sunglasses still). Perhaps if you only have occasional migraines they would suffice, but not for us light sufferers. However, these glasses have been AMAZING to use so far and a total game-changer. Normally, I have to *constantly* walk with my head a little down, neck craned down, hat tipped down, in some anxiety and pain, avoiding looking at any and all of the LED, bright lights, neon lights, headlights, etc. This affected my self-esteem and vulnerability a lot. With these glasses on, for the first time in seven years (without wearing my sunglasses), I've been able to keep my head and neck up straight on the bus and while walking around!!! I can look straight ahead towards the lights (though I wouldn't recommend staring at them directly for awhile, as that's still 3% coming at you and just not the best idea!).

They are cute, fashionable, and fit my face pretty well. There's just a slight looseness on the bridge (I have a M/L oval-shaped face) but even with that, I haven't found them falling below my eyes at any point even while shaking my head around, which means I can dance or exercise a little with them, too! That's huge because my other glasses, all wrap-around large styles, would always fall! I found that I don't really need the wrap style with this lens technology, true to what they say...

These glasses really are effective, and I'm not being paid a penny for this review! I've just suffered for seven years with a chronic condition that has really impeded my life and am so excited to share that these really do WORK!! I'm excited to get my life back-- maybe even go to an arcade again, out to concerts without so much pain and worry and neck tension! My neck tension was better this morning after waking up just from one day of wearing them. I've also found that reading on screens has made my eyes less stressed, I have a lot less neck tension and pain. I am so excited to see how my healing progresses with these. Worth every penny! Just be careful with them, as they are a little fragile. And yes, they do have a bit of a reddish tint look to them, but they barely affect the color optics at all! They just make things slightly darker, IMO, which I can live with just fine! :D

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Xyko
Hatright
Great Product but Not for Me

I am not a migraine sufferer, but I tried the Xyko glasses because of their exclusive light filtering properties. They did a good job of cutting down the glare that is giving me trouble at the computer during long periods in front of the screen, but I found that they cut out more light than I was comfortable with. I actually had to increase the brightness of my screen in order to use them. I’m sure that, if I suffered from light-triggered migraines, they would have been perfect for me. I realized that I was going to need prescription lenses to help with the computer, to correct the astigmatism that causes smaller type to break into very clear but illegible blobs, and that I would need more light of the right spectrum coming in to see properly.

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Fit Over
Deana S.R.
Unfortunately they’re not for me

I don’t understand why but the fit over style Avulux did not work well for me. They triggered me vestibular-wise even after multiple attempts— thinking I would somehow get used to them. I have to say I was also disappointed with the quality of the frames. I was very excited to try these glasses so it is hard for me to write such a gloomy review. I do recommend for everyone to at least try them because they do work well for so many others!

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Fit Over
Elizabeth v.

Très confortable et vue reposée. Ça serait bien de pouvoir acheter les verres en Belgique car les frais de port sont élevés. Mon opticien va probablement vous contacter.

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Xyko
Diane T.
Migraines

I received the avulux glasses 2 weeks ago! Since then i have had no migraines while using my laptop!

Highly Recommended For Migraines and Light Sensitivity

I have chronic migraines due to hormonal changes (possibly) - have to take medication to prevent onset of migraine symptoms, which include auras, numbness, and aphasia. Sensitivity to light is a MAJOR trigger. Avulux glasses help 1) withstand bright sunlight and prevent wobbly walking and 2) prevent discomfort due to indoor lights, e.g., florescent lights. Medication and lifestyle change alone could not prevent the impact of photophobia, which is where Avulux glasses helped immensely. Now I can walk outside without looking unstable haha!

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Cirrus
Kat C.
Amazing glasses!

I never take mine off! People always ask me where they're from as if they're just for fashion. Avulex is my new go-to eyeware. I have chronic migraine and I won't say they're the "be all end all cure," but they certainly assist my WFH life. I wear them to night events, dinners, when on screens and everything in between 10/10.

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Xyko
Stephen M.
Surprised and delighted

I took a chance because of the trial period, and I am so happy I did. The glasses have helped me in all environments, inside and outdoors. When I have a migraine but still need to work on a screen, they ensure my migraine gets no worse (YMMV obviously). Even when I'm tired and my head starts feeling that horrible tightness, wearing them for the rest of the day eases everything up. They've given me much more freedom than I used to have. And what's more, now when I know a migraine is on the way, I don't have to write off the next two/three days. I can still make plans and have a very good chance of carrying them all through. I know the glasses are expensive, but I can't recommend them enough.
However! Be careful with them. I accidentally sat on mine and now the left side is wonky :(

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Cirrus
Heather D.
Absolutely Life-Changing!

I have been struggling with chronic migraines for about a year and a half now. I would wake up with a migraine and go to bed with a migraine, daily. It’s affected my quality of life to the point where I couldn’t get in a car, let alone walk into any parts of my house that had too much light. I’ve seen 5 different doctors and the best guess we have as to the cause is a hormonal change after I gave birth to my son in 2020. I began taking bioidentical progesterone supplements after discovering I had low progesterone levels, and they helped a lot, however they didn’t get rid of the problems I was still having with light sensitivity. We had narrowed down my triggers by this point and knew that light was my biggest one. I happened upon Avulux and decided to give the glasses a shot, since every review I was reading was sounding a lot like the problems I had been having. Immediately after putting them on for the first time I started noticing a difference in the way my head would respond to being around light. I wear the glasses all day every day and while I can’t say that the migraines are 100% gone because I do still struggle with hormonal fluctuations, I can say the number that I am having and the intensity levels that they reach is so much less!! I was having to walk around my house with a blanket over my head just so that I could walk into the kitchen to get a glass of water. I’m now able to go outside on my deck in full sunlight. I’ll still notice that staring directly into a bright light can make a headache start to build, but the glasses seem to stop it in its tracks and it no longer explodes into a 10 out of 10 on the pain scale migraine. I’m recommending these to any and everyone! 100% worth it!!

Almost Perfect!!

I love so many things about these glasses! I tried another brand of indoor migraine glasses that distorted colors so much that it was distracting, especially as a part-time illustrator since seeing color is critical in that line of work! I was very hesitant to try Avulux because of the price, but it's been so worth it! I knew I was experiencing some eye strain, but I had no idea the extent of it until I tried my Avulux glasses when I felt a screen-induced headache coming on, and the headache disappeared! It also helps significantly with my visual snow--the "snow" is still there, but it's much less distracting with the Avulux lenses.

My only slight disappointment with the clip-ons is that the glare is strong enough that I can see some reflection of my own eyes even though my prescription lenses underneath have anti-glare coating. As much as I'd love to be able to invest in the non-clip-ons with anti-glare coating, with my prescription, the price would be over $600, which is a bit too much for me to invest at the moment. However, if I have enough saved by the time I need replacement glasses, I'll go for that and just keep this pair as a backup.

Lastly, these don't quite do it for me for extensive outdoor use. As a part-time horseback riding instructor, I'm sometimes outside with horses and students for up to 9 hours at a time, and squinting across arena sand for that long really requires some dark lenses! I considered adding transitions to my prescription but was worried that would affect how the Avulux worked, so I'll stick to the migraine sunglasses I already have (from a different brand) for now.

Aside from those minor complaints, my eyes and I are thrilled with the Avulux glasses, and I would definitely purchase them again for indoor use!

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Lilu
Sara
Best purchase ever!

Over the moon happy with my purchase! I tried a few different brands first - Migraine Shields, Axon Optics, and FL-41 glasses off Amazon. I was hesitant to order these mostly because of the price, but after reading the science behind them and the money back guarantee, I thought it was worth a shot. Total game changer! I was diagnosed with Vestibular Migraines and PPPD over a year ago and have struggled with my eyes ever since. The glasses have been a huge help with fluorescent lighting and using my computer. I was an avid cyclist before my diagnosis and am just now starting to get back on the bike. My eyes continued to be a struggle while riding. Today, I gave these a try on my ride and it was absolutely AMAZING! Such a huge help. Made all the difference in the world. Can’t thank you enough Avulux for creating such a helpful product!!

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Xyko
Anonymous
Doesn’t replace sunglasses like they advertise

Great for indoors but I wouldn’t say they replace sunglasses at all, I have to double over otherwise I’m in too much pain.

I hope in the future they release a outdoor version with the exact lens curve but at a reduced intensity/transmission.

For the overly chronic photophobia people, well for starters for me a more chronic indoor version making it a touch darker and blocking even more of the blue spectrum a as a whole a bit more evenly would help.