Many people probably think of our exposure to blue light as primarily occurring indoors, from screens or fluorescents and LEDs; however, bright outdoor light and glare can be just as big a problem for people with light sensitivity and headache disorders.
David from North Carolina knows the pain of being sensitive to sunlight and glare as much as anybody else. His eyes have always experienced light sensitivity, which in turn frequently triggers migraine attacks. As a result, he regularly wears darkly-tinted, wraparound sunglasses; but even still he has to limit his time outside on sunny days because of the symptoms the light can activate.
Then, during an annual eye exam, he described his photophobia to his optometrist, who promptly introduced him to the FL-41 tint—which is the same tint that TheraSpecs uses.
"As a migraine sufferer, I am always willing to try anything to help reduce the frequency and intensity of my migraines, so I jumped at the chance to try the FL-41 tint," he said.
However, his optometrist was limited in their ability to provide FL-41 lenses in the style of wraparound sunglasses frames that he prefers. As another resource for their patients, they advised David to contact the TheraSpecs team because of our ability to offer the custom eyewear protection that he needed.
David ordered outdoor, bifocal lenses and sent in his own frame. He was already happy in his previous trials with FL-41, but he admitted that he gets twice as much relief with his TheraSpecs sunglasses.
"I mailed my prescription bi-focal sunglasses to TheraSpecs and got them back much sooner than expected. The difference between my old lenses and TheraSpecs is astounding. Finally - this is the tint I have been forever searching in a pair of sunglasses! All the glare is finally gone!" he exclaimed.
Not only are TheraSpecs outdoor lenses polarized and 100% UVA/UVB blocking, but they filter more than 92% of blue light from natural sources—even more than the indoor lenses. Even among other FL-41 and blue light glasses, TheraSpecs offer more harmful blue light filtering and protection for both indoors and outdoors. That ultimately translates to more pain free memories for customers like David.
Now, he is able to spend all the time he wants outside on bright and sunny days. Where he used to need a sun visor while driving, he is able to get the same protection with only his TheraSpecs. And in fact, he has not had one light-induced migraine attack since he started wearing FL-41 lenses and TheraSpecs!
Truly, TheraSpecs has gained a customer for life.
"I only regret that it took me many years of suffering from light-induced migraines before finally discovering TheraSpecs,” he told us. "This is not a gimmick. It works, and works well! I will be sure to go through TheraSpecs from now on, whenever I need to update or replace my lenses!"
Thank you for the support, David! We’re proud to have earned your trust in our products.