Migraine Affects One In Every Five Of The Patients You’ll See Today. Are You Ready To Help Them?

Migraine Affects One In Every Five Of The Patients

As an ECP, of course you’re focused on supporting your patients’ vision and eye health. But did you know that you can also help patients who experience migraine and light sensitivity – and that this disease is so prevalent that it likely affects about one in every five of the patients in your practice?

Migraine is a complex genetic neurological condition characterized by recurrent episodes of severe headache, often accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and visual disturbances. And it is far more common than you might expect, affecting nearly 48 million people in the United States.

This makes it far more prevalent than many other sub-specialties, and it presents an opportunity for you to serve in the frontline of care for patients living with this debilitating condition.

Patients Need Your Help To Manage Migraine Symptoms

Let’s break down the numbers

of people in the U.S. live with migraine.

of people living with migraine report headaches so severe they have sought emergency room care.

of people with migraine report at least a 50 percent reduction in work or school productivity and 66 percent report at least a 50 percent reduction in household productivity.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), migraine ranks among the top 20 most disabling medical conditions, with a significant impact on quality of life and productivity. Migraine affects three times more women than men, with women ages 30-40 having the highest incidence of migraine.

How ECPs Can Support Patients Experiencing Migraine

Patients who live with migraine often experience photophobia, or light sensitivity, that either triggers or worsens symptoms. As an ECP, you can help by offering a sub-specialty to support your patients in managing the impact of light on their lives. Steps you can take:

  • Incorporate questions about migraine and light sensitivity into routine patient assessments.
  • Stay informed about current research and advancements in migraine diagnosis and management.
  • Foster interdisciplinary collaboration with neurologists, primary care physicians, and other healthcare providers to ensure comprehensive care for patients experiencing migraine.
  • Provide patient education materials and resources on migraine awareness and management.
  • Become an Avulux Authorized Provider and offer Avulux Migraine & Light Sensitivity lenses.

ECPs are uniquely positioned to address the intersection of migraine and light sensitivity in their patient population. By recognizing the prevalence of migraine and understanding the impact of light, you can alleviate photophobia and help to improve the quality of life for your patients.

This sub-speciality has the potential to be both professionally rewarding and financially lucrative, and your patients will thank you.

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