I sat down at my laptop to begin writing this review. I don’t know why, but I always forget that shortly after using a computer, spending time in fluorescent lighting, or driving at night I will experience eye strain, pain, and most likely a headache, or even a migraine.
I have Photophobia. “Photophobia which is a medical condition where bright lights hurt your eyes.
I do spend a lot of time in fluorescent lighting, and on a computer. My eyes are affected not only by the indoor artificial light; but, by sunlight, car lights, and lights while driving at night.
I find myself squinting or closing my eyes all the time. Photophobia causes eye strain, discomfort, and pain even in low light. For me, it often leads to headaches, and more times than not migraines(pain, nausea and dizziness).
I have been on a mission for several years for the perfect pair of specs.
I have used a variety of tinted sunglasses while indoors, but it began to bother me that they didn’t look like normal glasses; and, they were too dark to use at night. So, I ordered a pair of custom made tinted transitional glasses with no prescription. They were very expensive; but, they at least looked normal, and I could use them at night while driving. I was happy that they did help during the day to reduce the migraines. But, my eyes would still ache; and, I was still getting headaches at night while watching TV or while on the computer.
My next purchase was a pair of inexpensive orange tinted wraparound glasses that were effective at reducing the blue light, but they looked like safety glasses.
I was then offered a pair of glasses from another company to test out and review. I loved the look. They used a rose tinted glass, and looked like normal glasses. The only downfall was that they still cost quite a bit of money and were a bit heavy.
I thought I had found what was going to be the closest to perfect pair of glasses for me.
Disclosure: “I have been given TheraSpecs Indoor Migraine Glasses as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by either company.”
A few months later I was given the chance to try a pair of glasses by TheraSpecs.
I did some research on TheraSpecs before they arrived. They offer both Indoor and Outdoor glasses. They are made with lightweight materials for minimum pressure, silicone nose pads, and adjustable earpieces.
Their indoor lenses are lightly tinted and offer protection and relief from computers and artificial lighting. Their outdoor lenses have a dark tint like sunglasses. They are polarized to block bright sunlight and reflected night glare.
“TheraSpecs are thoughtfully designed to reduce pressure on the head and are durable for all-day wear. Available in an array of styles, they come with indoor or outdoor lenses, which means whether you’re looking for migraine glasses, migraine sunglasses, computer glasses or glasses for fluorescent lighting, we have you covered.”
They offer a “Precision tint.” “Precision tint refers to a tint that has specific, known, and predictable light filtering properties. This is different than a typical tint where the specific filtering properties are unknown or vary with each application onto a lens. Using a precision tint with TheraSpecs ensures that each pair filters the correct light. Other glasses may appear to have a similar pinkish or reddish tint but not filter the specific waves of light that trigger or worsen problems like migraines, eyestrain, headaches, and exhaustion.”
“When worn regularly, our glasses can not only provide natural migraine relief, but also reduce the frequency of migraines for many. In fact, a clinical study of the light-filtering tint used in TheraSpecs showed that participants experienced, on average, 74 percent fewer attacks per month. But TheraSpecs are so much more than migraine glasses, they also decrease fluorescent light sensitivity, combat photophobia, and relieve headaches and eye pain.”
I was very excited to give these a try. TheraSpecs sent me their Haven Indoor model in classic tortoise shell. They look like a normal wire rim frame, but the lenses curve around your face similar to wrap sport glasses.
“The rim on Haven TheraSpecs is made of stainless steel which is stronger, lighter, and more adjustable than standard materials. To maximize adjustability and minimize pressure points, their temples are made of TR-90 aerospace plastic with adjustable tips and their nose pads are soft, flexible silicon on an articulated hinge. These materials also mean that Haven is also our lightest style yet!”
They arrived just in time for me to take on vacation which would give me a lot of opportunity to test them out in different settings and compare to my other glasses.
I really do like these glasses. One of the nice features are that they are much lighter than my other glasses. I have to admit that they have not been as good as my other pair of glasses while working on a computer; but, they have worked better for me while watching a movie or while wearing them outdoors on an overcast day.
TheraSpecs does guarantee a “no-hassle return.” “You can return undamaged TheraSpecs within 60 days of purchase for a full, fast, and courteous refund.”
I recommend going to the TheraSpecs website and giving them a try. If you are like me, anything that helps combat headaches and/or migraines is worth a 60 day trial.