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TheraSpecs® Photophobia Glasses for Light Sensitivity Relief

Learn how TheraSpecs lenses provide protection and relief for photophobia, or light sensitivity, associated with numerous conditions like migraine and brain injuries.

If you’re one of the millions of people who live with photophobia and light sensitivity, and/or have symptoms that are triggered by light, TheraSpecs® photophobia glasses can provide the protection and relief you need. They are therapeutically tinted to filter the wavelengths of light that can negatively affect photophobia, regardless of cause.

As a result, TheraSpecs can help improve migraine, brain injuries (including concussions), and dozens of other light-sensitive conditions; they can also reduce the negative effects of triggering light sources, such as computer screens, fluorescent lights, LEDs, general blue light, and bright sunshine.

TheraSpecs FL-Pro and FL-Blend Photophobia and Light Sensitivity Glasses in Quinn Frame

Lens Options for Photophobia and Light Sensitivity

TheraSpecs Photophobia Glasses Reviews

The opportunities for relief for your photophobia and light sensitivity are endless. Here are some of the stories our customers have shared with us.

What customers are saying

Chelsea wearing FL-Pro photophobia glasses, custom frame TheraSpecs

"I finally got TheraSpecs and was able to get through my days and even have one or two days a month without any light sensitivity at all! I'm able to have curtains open in my house during the day...and can handle going into stores and watching TV after a day of computer work."
-Chelsea, Massachussetts, wearing FL-Pro (extra) lenses

Trenton wearing FL-Pro photophobia glasses, Haven TheraSpecs

"I have a light sensitivity disorder which can trigger migraines and seizures. My neurologist suggested these and they have saved me from fluorescent light...and have helped me be able to handle most indoor lighting."
-Trenton S., Colorado, wearing FL-Pro (extra) lenses

Hannah and her mother wearing FL-Pro photophobia glasses, Pilot TheraSpecs

"My mom had a TBI (traumatic brain injury) after a fall at the beginning of the year. She is very sensitive to light right now and just got your glasses. She LOVES them and they really help her."
-Hannah P., Oklahoma, wearing FL-Pro (extra) lenses

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What is photophobia?

A person with photophobia has a strong intolerance to light, which can cause intense pain. Photophobia literally translates to “fear of light,” but it is actually a neurological condition that stems from how receptors in the eye communicate with the brain. In the medical profession, it more broadly refers to painful light sensitivity, which can be associated with many conditions, including migraine, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-concussion syndrome, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, and many others.

Exposure to many types of light can impact your health significantly and trigger or worsen photophobia; fluorescent lighting, LEDs, computer and device screens, and sunlight are especially troublesome. All these light sources are particularly high in harmful blue light, which research shows causes the most pain response in people who are sensitive to light.

What is the best treatment for photophobia and light sensitivity?

The most effective way to reduce light sensitivity is with the use of special photophobia glasses that filter the harmful wavelengths present in many common sources of indoor and outdoor light. TheraSpecs® are the best glasses for light sensitivity, blending therapeutic lenses with stylish and protective frames. TheraSpecs offers a variety of lenses that maximize the effectiveness and clinical support of FL-41 glasses, each of which block the bad light to provide natural photophobia relief for light-sensitive eyes.

In addition, TheraSpecs are nearly 2.5 times more likely to improve sensitivity to light when compared with other therapeutic eyewear, including over-the-counter blue light glasses, as reported by patients.1 Plus, they are a safer and more effective alternative to wearing sunglasses indoors, which is a common practice among people with photophobia and can actually increase light sensitivity over time (known as dark adaptation).

Here are the lens options that TheraSpecs offers for photophobia and light sensitivity:

TheraSpecs FL-Pro™ maximizes the filtering power of FL-41 to remove the most harmful wavelengths of light and protect you against computer and device screens, fluorescent lighting, LEDs and other artificial sources.
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TheraSpecs FL-Blend™ also uses FL-41 and balances the filtering of triggering light with a less noticeable tint to provide meaningful relief for symptoms brought on by artificial light.
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TheraSpecs FL-Sun™ embraces the benefits of FL-41 by applying the tint to dark, polarized lenses that block more than 92% of the most harmful wavelengths.2 They tame bright sunlight and harsh glare, making them the best sunglasses for photophobia you’ll own.
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Extra discounts are also available when you buy more than one pair. For customers with existing prescription glasses, they also can be made with prescription—either in a standard TheraSpecs frame or a frame you already own.

Research shows that TheraSpecs:

  • Reduce migraines and headaches
  • Relieve migraine-related and other causes of light sensitivity
  • Lessen other issues triggered by photophobia, such as dizziness, post-concussion symptoms, eye strain, and more
  • Protect you from screens, fluorescent lights, LEDs, and all artificial light (FL-Pro and FL-Blend)
  • Protect you from sunlight and outdoor glare (FL-Sun)

Woman wearing TheraSpecs FL-Pro glasses for photophobia

Available for Worldwide Shipping

TheraSpecs can be purchased quickly, easily, and securely through our online store. Whether you live in the US, UK, Australia, Canada or just about anywhere else in the world, we are able to get our photophobia and light sensitivity glasses delivered right to your door. We even have a free shipping option for all US orders. In-stock pairs ship the same or next business day; custom orders take approximately three weeks.

Custom frames and glasses with prescription

For customers with existing prescription eyewear, you can try one of our fitover styles like Original WearOver and Tatum WearOver. You can also get prescription lenses or reader TheraSpecs lenses—either in a standard frame or one you already own. Clip-ons and other custom frames can also be made with our therapeutic lenses.

60-Day Return and Exchange Guarantee

We're excited for you to try TheraSpecs and get back to the important activities and people in your life! If you don't absolutely love the relief of your TheraSpecs, we want you to know that we're here to help. You can reach out to us at any time with questions or if you need additional support in order to get the most out of your experience with our glasses.

We also encourage you to take full advantage of our return and exchange policy. If you want to try another frame or a different lens option, just reach out to our team within 60 days. We also accept returns for non-custom TheraSpecs as well.

Give TheraSpecs a try today, and experience what life with less photophobia can be like!


1Bullock G. Do Blue Light Glasses Help Relieve Headaches, Migraines and Other Symptoms? 20 Feb 2021. Retrieved from:

2Visible light transmission by wavelength measured using f.luxometer software

Other references:

Good PA, Taylor RH, Mortimer MJ. “The use of tinted glasses in childhood migraine.” Headache. 1991 Sep;31(8):533-6

Blackburn MK, Lamb RD, Digre KB, Smith AG, Warner JE, McClane RW, Nandedkar SD, Langeberg WJ, Holubkov R, Katz BJ. “FL-41 tint improves blink frequency, light sensitivity, and functional limitations in patients with benign essential blepharospasm.” Ophthalmology. 2009 May;116(5):997-1001.

Wilkins AJ, Wilkinson P. “A tint to reduce eye strain from fluorescent lighting? Preliminary observations.” Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 1991 Apr;11(2):172-5.

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