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These 12 Products Won’t Cure Your Migraine—But They Might Make It Easier to Live With

"Light-blocking glasses with FL-41 (berry-tinted) lenses like Theraspecs...can be really helpful in filtering light that triggers migraine. There are both outdoor and indoor versions, and you can have them made with your prescription, too."

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Jun 1, 2022

How I Survive Migraine Episodes at Work

"Here are some tips that may come in handy at work when dealing with migraine triggers and episodes...I've tried the blue/green glasses from Amazon, but for me, TheraSpecs are the only ones that have made a difference."

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Apr 13, 2022

UCSF Neurorecovery Resource Guide

"TheraSpecs: Light-filtering eyewear that may be helpful for people recovering from concussions as well as people with migraines or other conditions causing light sensitivity."

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Mar 27, 2022

Eyes Sensitive to Light? Here’s What Your Body’s Trying to Tell You

"Glasses with the FL-41 tint (which has a pinkish hue) block blue-green wavelengths, which may help with light sensitivity, Dr. Brissette says. Try the TheraSpecs Audrey glasses to give your eyes a break from blue light."

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Oct 7, 2021

These Glasses for Migraines Are Game Changing

"Best Indoor Migraine Glasses, Classic TheraSpecs: Dr. Gottschalk recommends going with a brand like TheraSpecs, which specifically designs its glasses for people who experience migraines, instead of just ordering generic rose-tinted glasses. This pair has FL-41 lenses, which block blue-green light and have been shown to reduce headache frequency. They're also good for filtering out fluorescent lights and LEDs if those tend to make your head pound."

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Mar 22, 2021

The Role of Tinted Therapeutic Eyewear for Athletes with Photophobia

"Athletes can obtain FL-41 tinted lenses, both prescription and non-prescription, from specialty manufacturers such as TheraSpecs...TheraSpecs provides [transmission] data on their website showing nearly 70% more filtering at 480nm in comparison to other marketed FL-41 products."

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March 2021

7 Tips for Living with Migraine in the Zoom Era

"Consider migraine glasses: Unfortunately, not all employers are flexible, and for many, looking at a screen all day for work is unavoidable. In that case, tinted light sensitivity glasses, such as TheraSpecs, may help. Research shows that glasses with rose-colored lenses, or FL-41 lenses, may be beneficial for people with light-sensitive chronic migraine."

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Jan 14, 2021

Blue Light / 86 Migraine

"To reduce the chance of blue light triggering a migraine attack, take frequent breaks from your computer, work in a properly lit area, reduce computer screen glare, clean your computer display, and try blue light blocking glasses like TheraSpecs."

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Nov 21, 2020

The 5 Best Sunglasses for Light-Sensitive Eyes

"A Pair Of Migraine Glasses For Wearing Indoors That Are Worth The Splurge: If even indoor light sets off alarm bells, a pair of FL-41 lenses could measurably improve your quality of life. These lenses feature a raspberry tint calibrated to reduce strain from fluorescent lighting and block out light from screens—they’ll shield against 80% of blue light that triggers sensitivity."

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Sep 19, 2020

Beauty Products to Revamp Your Routine for the New School Year

"Theraspecs has been the most effective blue light glasses I've tried in helping with all of the above...The glasses filter out 80 percent of the blue light wavelengths from fluorescent lights, mobile devices and computer screens that are shown to cause pain and headaches. I found them to be really effective and comfortable. I noticed it definitely helped me with eye strain."

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Sep 17, 2020

The Best Tools for Managing Light Sensitivity

"Founded by Kerry Smyres, a Migraine Warrior and advocate, TheraSpecs offers several different styles of glasses in FL-41 tint, the tint specifically designed to relieve Migraine light sensitivity."

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May 29, 2020

Virtual-Everything Making Your Migraines Worse?

"Still, some people swear by filtered glasses. [New York journalist Grace] Gold likes TheraSpecs FL-41 glasses, which are designed to help with light sensitivity and reduce migraines."

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May 19, 2020

Tried and tested products for migraine

"TheraSpecs was developed by Hart Shafer, whose wife, Kerrie, lives with debilitating migraine. The precision-tinted glasses are designed to filter lights from fluorescent lights, computer screens, and bright sunshine that trigger migraine, headache, and eye strain. When worn regularly, the glasses can help reduce the frequency of attacks."

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Apr 17, 2020

Retreat Migraine: Tracking and Reducing Triggers

"You can wear them all the time, you can wear them when you’re just working on the computer, you can wear them just during an attack. But a lot of people have found that these are really helpful dealing with photosensitivity and helping just reduce light as a trigger for a migraine attack."

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Apr 10, 2020

Why Being Grateful For Your Customers Gives You A Competitive Advantage

"Living with a chronic illness is incredibly isolating and frustrating. [TheraSpecs] customers often feel misunderstood and face public and private stigma. One of the treasured ways that we show gratitude to our customers is through a little personalized ‘wish note’ that we include in every box that ships out."

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Nov 20, 2019

Blue light activates pulvinar nuclei in longstanding idiopathic photophobia: A case report

"The subject had managed her photophobia using TheraSpecs FL-41 tinted lenses for the past three years. She reported that when she first wore these lenses, her lifelong anxiety related to photophobia ‘decreased dramatically within 2 days.’ She noted that the therapeutic effect was instantaneous when she wore them."

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Nov 16, 2019

How Light Sensitivity and Photophobia Affect Vestibular Disorders

"The tint has been shown to decrease light-induced migraine attacks by 74% and help alleviate fluorescent- and artificial-light sensitivity. It has also been effective with thousands of patients with vestibular migraine, post-concussion syndrome and other vestibular disorders."

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June 13, 2019

How Epilepsy Is Treated

"There are some complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments that you may want to consider including alongside (not in place of) your regular can get TheraSpecs fluorescent light glasses online. They're not blue-tinted, but they block blue-green light."

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August 8, 2019

When Light Triggers Migraine, Quality of Life is Affected

"...precision-tinted glasses designed specifically for light sensitivity provided noticeable symptom relief for 85% of people with Migraine. Light-blocking glasses outperformed eye drops, natural supplements, and even prescription Migraine medication at minimizing light sensitivity."

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June 21, 2019

A Review of TheraSpecs for Vestibular Migraine

"I find [TheraSpecs are] better suited for extra bright and busy places like the airport or grocery stores. Perhaps if you’re in an office with a ton of florescent lights that you can’t control, it would be a good fit."

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June 13, 2019

9 Products Chronic Migraine Sufferers Swear By to Cope With Their Symptoms

"[T]here are a wide range of products that can help make a migraine attack less excruciating. We spoke to women who experience migraines about the items they can’t live without. Here are...products real women with migraines swear by."

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June 1, 2019

Migraine Glasses – A Review of Indoor and Outdoor TheraSpecs

"They feature dark, polarized, outdoor lenses that provide better protection against bright sunlight than regular sunglasses with 100% UVA/UVB protection. They were delightfully presented in a well cushioned box, protective bag and even included a lollipop."

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May 30, 2019

Migraine Patient Guidelines, First Edition, 2019

"TheraSpecs was born in 2012. They produce both indoor and outdoor glasses with or without a prescription. There are several styles to choose from...Precision tinted eyewear, or migraine glasses, can also help alleviate dizziness, nausea, and exhaustion associated with light sensitivity."

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May, 2019

The Best Headache and Migraine Blogs of 2019

"Hart and Kerrie Shafer know firsthand the toll of chronic migraine, and it led them on a personal search for relief...Interestingly, it was a headache specialist’s suggestion about the impact of light itself that led them to an answer. This is the story of how they found a workable solution and everything they learned along the way."

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April 8, 2019

How a Kick in the Head Saved This 3-Year-Old Boy’s Life!

"They're lab-tested specs designed to block more light than typical frames and meet customer specific circumstances like [McLean's] photophobia and they look pretty cool as well."

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January 24, 2019

17 Summer Essentials for People Who Are Sensitive to Light

"Specifically designed for those who experience migraines and/or photosensitivity, TheraSpecs lenses are precision-tinted to block out certain light and glare (including indoor fluorescent lighting) that could cause a headache or migraine."

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April 27, 2018

Photophobia and Migraine Glasses [Product Review]

"After wearing TheraSpecs migraine glasses over the last few weeks, I’ve come to the conclusion that I am better off owning them than being without them. You might not have light sensitivity with your migraine disease, but I do. I do not leave home without them and they are always nearby."

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March 6, 2018

Light and Headache Disorders: Understanding Light Triggers and Photophobia

"The tint that migraine glasses, such as TheraSpecs, use called F-41, filters those wavelengths thus reducing migraine attacks and providing the most relief for photophobia."

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March 27, 2017

Tools for Dealing with Light Sensitivity

"Light is one of my strongest migraine triggers and photophobia is a common symptom of mine. Over the years I’ve developed some tools and tricks and I thought I’d share: Indoor TheraSpecs glasses help me with computers and [fluorescent] lighting…"

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March 13, 2017

We Tried Screen Protection Glasses For A Month & Here's What Happened

"[My doctor, Dr. Sarah L Rahal, MD] did point out a similar product, though, called TheraSpecs, ‘which makes lenses targeted for migraineurs with photophobia, based on similar principals, and they have a clear clinical trial showing efficacy.’"

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June 8, 2016

6 types of glasses that do more than correct your blurry vision

"Suffer from migraines? Put on a pair of TheraSpecs. Hart Shafer created this product for his wife who suffered from chronic migraines. The lightweight and slightly darker glasses are made to filter out fluorescent light by cupping your face tightly."

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April 18, 2015

Should You Wear Special Migraine Glasses?

"Sunglasses can reduce light, but if they are too dark your pupils dilate, which counteract their effect. [TheraSpecs] lenses filter the major pain-causing wavelengths...and the wavelengths of light that flicker most in fluorescent lighting."

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May 2, 2013

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