Using proven science to describe your everyday experiences
At TheraSpecs, our mission is to help people better understand and ultimately improve their light sensitivity and photophobia. We do this in a multitude of ways, from our line of therapeutic eyewear to our sponsorship support of advocacy organizations that provide resources to millions of patients across the globe.
We also offer an extensive content library on our website on all things related to light sensitivity and the conditions that cause it. Our team of authors takes great care and effort in developing these articles, and we follow specific standards in how we research and present that information. Specifically:
- We use a variety of data sources to support each article, relying heavily on peer-reviewed studies from reputable journals like Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain (American Headache Society), Cephalalgia (International Headache Society), and Neurology (American Academy of Neurology), among others. In addition, we occasionally present data that we have collected as well as anecdotal experiences from patients to offer a more a nuanced view of the things you care about.
- We make any sources we use clearly visible on the page, either as a direct link in the text and/or as a citation in the “References” section listed at the bottom of the page.
- We strive to make our content accessible and understandable for the average reader. We define any medical jargon, use phrases and terms that are relatable for patients, and occasionally refer to individual patient experiences, popular culture and news sources to reflect existing science.
- We regularly monitor new publications and clinical studies in order to surface the latest industry findings and regularly update our articles where appropriate.
- We strive to improve our content based on the feedback of our readers, especially if it means for a more accurate and comprehensive perspective on the topic. If you have any suggestions, please email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org with your feedback and the specific article about which you are writing. We can’t guarantee that we will make your proposed changes, but we promise to give it proper consideration.
Ultimately, we would trust this information with our own family and friends, and we want you to have the same confidence in it as well. But please do not substitute what you read on our website for medical advice. Always consult with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment options for your condition.
Customer Stories and More
In addition to our informational articles, we also share in-depth stories from TheraSpecs customers to provide a more detailed perspective of how our glasses work for their specific condition or disorder. We directly quote their unaltered comments with only occasional minor grammatical edits for overall accuracy and flow.
We also share relevant company news on a variety of topics, from organization-wide advocacy efforts to new product launches and more. Our goal is to keep our followers updated with the latest TheraSpecs information.
Where our content and expertise has been referenced
Many prominent and respected health brands have recognized our work online by referencing or linking to our content on their website. Here are just a few of those respected organizations:
- American Migraine Foundation
- National Headache Foundation
- Verywell Health
- Vestibular Disorders Association (VeDA)
- She Knows
- Best Life
- Elite Daily
- Migraine Again
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- The Mighty
We want to emphasize these are not paid placements; these respected organizations have willingly highlighted our expertise in their print and/or online materials.
Our Lead Writers
The TheraSpecs content team consists of seasoned experts in the medical space with decades of writing and research experience related to chronic illness and light sensitivity. They also publicly advocate for patients rights as well as contribute their time and expertise to countless advocacy organizations.
Greg Bullock is a leading authority on light sensitivity and photophobia as it relates to migraine, headache disorders, post-concussion syndrome, TBI and dozens of other conditions. To date, he has authored more than 150 articles for TheraSpecs on topics related to the symptom. In 2017, he published original, survey-led data on the impact of light sensitivity—an area often overlooked in clinical research—and his findings were syndicated across numerous online outlets (such as migraine.com and Migraine Again) that reach thousands of patients each month. His insights on and advocacy for chronic neurological disorders have given him a platform to raise awareness on key patient issues through public forums like the Speak Your Migraine campaign and The Mighty online community.
Kerrie Smyres is a writer and patient advocate who has had chronic migraine for more than 30 years. After her migraine attacks became so severe she had to stop working, she started The Daily Headache in 2005. While it began as a blog to share her experiences and research, it quickly spurred her into migraine advocacy. Kerrie is passionate about “translating” medical research into language patients can understand easily and writing candidly about life with chronic illness. Kerrie has been a contributor and moderator for Migraine.com since 2011. Kerrie is a founding member of CHAMP and will serve on the 2019-2020 steering committee. Other patient advocacy organizations she has worked with include the American Migraine Foundation, the US Pain Foundation, Miles for Migraine, and Patients Rising. Kerrie has presented at both patient- and provider-focused conferences, including the American Headache Foundation Symposium, BlogHer Health, Migraine World Summit, and RetreatMigraine. Kerrie is the cofounder of TheraSpecs.
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