Frequently Asked Questions


Migraine and light sensitivity can be complex and success can be measured in many different ways.

Avulux® was made to help people with light sensitivity get through their days without having to isolate in a dark room. Through the Avulux clinical trials, success was shown in reducing migraine pain and relieving light sensitivity.

Certain wavelengths of light have been shown to worsen migraine pain and even incite migraine attacks. These wavelengths also cause pain to people without migraine that experience light sensitivity. Avulux® filters these painful wavelenghts of light and can be worn indoors or outdoors without distorting how you perceive color.

Whether it's being able to spend your time with family and friends, being able to work without more pain, reducing the intensity of a migraine attack, aborting a migraine attack, walking outside without fear of light sensitivity, or reducing the feeling of anxiety around using your medication, we recognize all of these as successes with Avulux®. We offer a 60 day money-back guarantee so you can be sure you're happy with your Avulux® glasses.

No problem! If you don't wear prescription glasses or if you wear contact lenses, we offer non-prescription Avulux glasses.

The Avulux® lens was designed to absorb the most painful wavelengths of light while allowing in soothing light. Avulux glasses can be worn indoors or outdoors.

If you don't need vision correction, simply purchase a non-prescription pair via our shop.

We make Avulux® frames that allow you to place your prescription in them. Our 'for Prescription' frames come with both an acetate glasses frame and a titanium clip-on that contains our Avulux® Migraine Lenses. Click here to see our prescription options.

You may replace the blank lenses contained in the acetate frame with your prescription at your local optometrist. The benefit of this option is that you may replace your perscription in the acetate frame over time while keeping your titanium Avulux® clip-on for years to come.

You may wear the clip-on continuously or simply place them on at the onset of any migraine symptoms. Be sure to wear the Avulux® clip-on during any known trigger activities (going out in the sun, working on the computer, staring at your phone etc.).

For customers with multiple prescriptions, please contact us if you'd like to purchase additional acetate frames separately so that you may use your Avulux® clip-ons as you switch between prescription glasses.

Wearing sunglasses can dark adapt your eyes. Consistently wearing sunglasses will significantly prevent light across the whole spectrum from entering your eyes which can make you even more sensitive to light. This increase in light sensitivity could more easily trigger migraine symptoms and increase pain.

Avulux® prevents only clinically identified migraine-inducing light from entering your eyes. Therefore, Avulux® prevents light from triggering your migraine attacks and provides you significant light sensitivity/photophobia relief.

Avulux® also actually allows the beneficial wavelengths of green light into your eyes which have been proven to reduce headache intensity (read more). This means that wearing Avulux® consistently will actively treat migraine symptoms and will not make you more light sensitive, as they do not dark adapt your eyes.


You may wear Avulux® continuously whether you're indoors or outdoors. Wearing Avulux® will not dark adapt your eyes (you will not become more light sensitive by wearing Avulux®).

We encourage you to wear your glasses during any triggering activities like extended screen time, when exposed to harsh artificial light, or even under sunlight. If not worn continuously, be sure to wear your Avulux® glasses as soon as you feel any migraine symptoms.

We are so confident that Avulux® migraine glasses will bring you the relief that you expect that we offer a full product refund within 60 days of purchase, just pay return shipping.

We do ask that you take care of the glasses during your trial period, as they should be returned in their original condition, with all originally included items and packaging. We ask that you carry your glasses in the included case when not in use and use the included cleaning cloth to clean your migraine lenses. If your lenses have accumulated debris and oils, please first wash them gently with warm water and mild soap (like hand soap) before wiping with the cloth.

If there are any manufacturing defects, please reach out to us and we’ll make it right at no additional cost to you.

Please read our full return policy.

You may use the included microfiber cloth and/or wash them gently with warm water and mild soap.

With the cloth, make sure your lenses are free from any debris and that you're using a lint-free cloth, as cleaning any lens while dirty may lead to scratches.

When glasses are worn often, they tend to accumulate oil and debris. If the included cloth isn't fully cleaning the lens, you may use warm water and a mild soap (like hand soap) to gently clean your lenses. Once you've washed your migraine lenses, dry them with a lint-free cloth or the included microfiber cloth.

About Avulux®

Avulux® lenses absorb the wavelengths of light clinically shown to incite and worsen migraine attacks.

Avulux® lenses have gone through 8 years of research and development and multiple independent clinical trials. Clinical studies performed with Avulux®  migraine glasses show that they can effectively treat and prevent migraine attacks and relieve light sensitivity.

Read more about the science here.

Avulux® glasses help greatly with light sensitivity/photophobia and they can be worn as light sensitivity glasses or photophobia glasses.

Avulux® absorbs as much as 97% of the most painful light at multiple wavelengths across the visible light spectrum. It prevents light from overexciting the cells in your eye that deal with adapting to bright light situations, which is tied to light sensitivity and pain in individuals.

Read about how Avulux is different here.

No. Avulux® lenses were developed by a team of optical engineers and clinical researchers over 8 years to specifically treat and prevent migraine attacks in addition to relieving light sensitivity.

Avulux® holds a patent for any optical filter that blocks or absorbs the certain wavelengths of light that were identified to start and worsen migraine attacks. Therefore, the Avulux® lenses are unique on the market.

Avulux® lenses absorb light instead of reflecting it and are able to absorb various migraine-inducing wavelengths at high percentages with only minimal visual distortion (Avulux® lenses don't make everything look red, orange, nor green).

The Avulux® lenses uniformly prevent light from entering the wearer's eyes and the technology is so effective that normal frames can be used as effectively as wrap-around frames.

The Avulux® lenses are anti-scratch as they're hardcoated to military specifications. If Avulux® lenses do become scratched, it will not affect Avulux's® efficacy at preventing harmful migraine-inducing light from entering your eyes, since our lens technology is engineered throughout the lens (it is not a simple film).

FL-41 is a blue light tint that has been available for years to the public and it was initially created for fluorescent light sensitivity. The Avulux® team refined Avulux® lenses and specifically designed them to benefit people with migraine. Avulux® absorbs more blue light (up to 85%) than most FL-41 filters in addition to filtering the painful wavelengths of light in the amber and red light spectrum, while allowing in soothing green light (whereas FL-41 does not). Avulux® wearers find migraine relief in addition to light sensitivity relief between migraine attacks and during a migraine attack as opposed to just the light sensitivity relief that FL-41 may possibly provide between migraine attacks.

Read more about how Avulux® is different here.

View a table comparison between Avulux® and other lenses here.

Avulux® lenses absorb blue light, but they are not a simple blue light filter.

Avulux® absorbs multiple bands of wavelengths (multiple colors), in high percentages, and Avulux® lenses do so without distorting your color perception.

Studies have shown that white, blue, amber, and red light contribute to migraine pain and migraine symptom intensity.

Simple blue blocking filters alone have not been clinically shown to help manage migraine symptoms.

Read more about the science here and how Avulux is different here

View a table comparison between Avulux and other lenses here.

Currently, there is only one type of Avulux® lens. The patented Avulux® lens has gone through extensive research and engineering to provide you with maximum relief against light found to increase migraine pain and worsen photophobia.

Our Avulux® lens is sold in all the frame styles available in the Avulux web shop.

Avulux® can be worn indoors or outdoors, during screen time, preventatively and acutely, and during any situation where light is irritating to the wearer.

Likely, your doctor simply does not yet know about Avulux®. We have been ramping up our advertising efforts to inform as many doctors as we can. Like with any new treatment, it takes time and effort to inform the medical community so that they can start recommending new treatments to patients. Our hope and goal is to make Avulux® available to as much of the world’s migraine & photophobia community as possible, with the medical recognition it deserves.

Yes. Avulux® lenses block 100% of UVB light from 280nm-315nm and 100% of UVA light from 315nm-380nm.

Yes. Many Avulux® wearers specifically report back that they're able to stay in front of screens and under harsh light for significantly longer than they were previously able to. In many cases, screen time and harsh light are no longer migraine triggers for these individuals. They're able to spend more time in front of the computer with their eyes remaining relaxed and comfortable.

The are several reasons why your headache may not improve. Your headache may not be a classic migraine headache (read here for more information). Another reason may be that you are in the minority of people that don’t respond to this treatment. The third reason may be that you have not kept them on long enough, or consistently enough throughout your daily activities.

We offer a 60-day home trial period, and if Avulux® migraine glasses aren't bringing you the relief you expect, you may simply return them. 

Avulux® migraine lenses were specifically engineered to treat and prevent migraine attacks and help relieve light sensitivity. Do not hesitate to speak to your physician if you have any questions or concerns.

How to use Avulux®

It is important that you wear the glasses during daily events that tend to cause your migraine attacks to begin, such as prolonged time spent in front of a computer screen, television, smartphone, or under harsh lighting.

Otherwise, you should put on the migraine glasses as soon as you feel the first symptoms of a migraine beginning. This may be the earliest feeling of your typical migraine headache pain, or a typical migraine aura such as visual disturbances, facial tingling, etc.

In many cases, if you put the glasses on at the earliest onset of your migraine, your migraine may never strengthen and will disappear before it ever begins. If you cannot put the migraine glasses on at the earliest onset of your symptoms, then simply put them on as quickly as you can. It usually takes about 20-30 minutes for symptom relief to occur.

If you have frequent migraine headaches or are a chronic migraine sufferer, meaning that you average more than two migraine headaches weekly lasting at least 3 hours a day, you should consider wearing your glasses at all times, whether day or night (we do not recommend wearing them while driving at night).

Unless you're wearing your migraine glasses continuously, you should continue to wear them until your migraine headache, or other symptoms, have completely disappeared. If you're planning to continue to be exposed to your migraine triggers, such as needing to stay in front of a computer screen, then we recommend that you keep the migraine glasses on until you complete your task, even if your migraine symptoms have improved.

While most of the Avulux® study subjects were able to reduce or eliminate their usual migraine medication to manage their symptoms, some found it useful and best to use both Avulux® and their migraine medications together to get maximal relief. Obviously, the goal is to be free of migraine symptoms. Please consult your physician before starting or stopping any prescription medication.

If you can put on your migraine glasses at the earliest onset of your headache symptoms, or your migraine aura, it's possible that you can prevent light from worsening or inciting a full-blow migraine attack. If your migraine has already begun before you can put your migraine glasses on, it may typically take 20-30 minutes to feel migraine symptom relief, allowing you to be able to resume your daily activities.

In our clinical study of people with migraine, the majority of our migraine subjects were able to reduce or eliminate their usual amount of migraine medication taken to manage their symptoms.

Each individual is different and results between Avulux® wearers may differ. Some users will find both pain and light sensitivity relief while wearing Avulux®, while some experience enough light sensitivity relief to continue with their daily activities and may use abortive medications as a complement. Please consult your physician before starting or stopping any migraine medication.