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MIGRAINE RELIEF FROM TINTED GLASSES?

It is well known that many migraine sufferers are hypersensitive to visual stimuli that can cause or prolong their headaches. Research shows that increased activity in the visual cortex of the brain may cause neurons to misfire when susceptible individuals are exposed to various light patterns. With this in mind, it has been thought that wearing tinted glasses may help reduce the incidence (and/or severity) of migraines by blocking certain wavelengths from entering the eye and normalizing brain activity. In fact, a study funded by the National Institutes of Health found that migraine sufferers who wore tinted glasses reported less visual stress. As study continues, migraine sufferers may want to look into tinted lenses for relief of headache pain. Many migraine sufferers report that rose-tinted glasses work best to reduce visual stress that may lead to headaches.