Axon Optics is the original online retailer of lenses for migraine and light sensitivity. We were founded by Dr. Bradley Katz, a neuro-ophthalmologist and researcher at the University of Utah's Moran eye center in 2011. Many differences exist between Axon Optics and competitors:

  • Lens Options: Axon is the only company to offer indoor, outdoor , and photochromic lenses for migraine and light sensitivity. 
  • Advanced Coatings: Only Axon Optics includes advanced optical coatings for anti-glare, anti-smudge, anti-scratch on all non-prescription indoor and outdoor lenses. This is a $60 value. 
  • Packaging: Every frame comes with an eyeglasses case and cleaning cloth bag. 
  • Research Initiatives: Funding from sales goes toward new, IRB approved clinical research at headache clinics across the country: see
  • Lens Technology: The lens is a soothing rose color. Other companies that came later offer a generic version that attempts to imitate, but fails to replicate, our product. Most are an orange/rust color


Generic FL-41 tint can be purchased at some optical shops. However, not all FL-41 lenses are the same. Here is some data from a University of Utah Medical Center research project to determine if there was variation between FL-41 lenses from different vendors. As you can see, they are quite varied. Our Spectrashield lens is proprietary and has been fine-tuned over years by Dr. Katz, who began using it at the Moran Eye Center over 20 years ago.

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Because our lenses don't work for everyone, we have a generous return policy. Feel free to try them out and let us know what you think. Shop here.