From the loud noises of exuberant students to old-style fluorescent lights hanging overhead, an elementary school may be one of the more unfriendly environments for a person with sensory sensitivities. And that is exactly what Shelly—who has vestibular migraine—has dealt with everyday as an employee in the school kitchen.
"I work under fluorescent lighting and am surrounded by shiny stainless steel in the kitchen. There are also big windows looking out at highly reflective white snow," she said.
All of the visual brightness became overwhelming for her eyes to handle, especially given the other vestibular migraine triggers that surrounded her like noise and smell. And it was one that she knew she had to do something about, which led her to research and purchase TheraSpecs.
After receiving her glasses, Shelly fielded questions from curious kids in the school who thought she might be wearing sunglasses inside. But she explained that they were actually her indoor TheraSpecs, which help her manage the light sensitivity that can instigate attacks. (We also like to remind customers that they are lighter than normal sunglasses because they filter the wavelengths of light that can bring on migraine-related pain and other symptoms).
Most importantly, Shelly loves the tremendous relief that her TheraSpecs offer.
"I've worn them every minute of work since I got them and I often still wear them at home too," she said. "I still have issues with my vestibular migraines, but wearing TheraSpecs help me get through most days and continue to do my job."
Thanks for trusting in TheraSpecs, Shelly! We love that they keep you on your feet while you’re on the job.