Migraine Awareness Month: Optometry’s Vital Role

Migraine & Headache Awareness Month

Did you know that June is Migraine Awareness Month? We’d bet that as many as one in five of your patients know – because they experience migraine themselves. As an optometrist, you can play a vital role in supporting these patients as they deal with this often-misunderstood condition.

Understanding Migraine: Facts and Figures

Migraine isn’t just a headache; it’s a complex neurological disorder that affects millions worldwide, including nearly 48 million people in the United States alone. The need for awareness and support has never been more critical.

Light sensitivity, or photophobia, is a prevalent symptom in those experiencing migraine, affecting approximately 80% of individuals with the condition. Light sensitivity can exacerbate symptoms or trigger migraine attacks, underscoring the need for effective management strategies.

The Patient’s Search for Migraine Doctors

Optometrists are uniquely positioned to address the intersection of migraine and visual health. By incorporating assessments and interventions for light sensitivity into routine patient care, you can provide comprehensive support to migraine patients. During Migraine Awareness Month, we urge you to learn more about migraine and consider adding a migraine sub-speciality to your practice. Here are some resources to get your started:

Avulux Migraine & Light Sensitivity Lenses: Glasses for Light Sensitivity

Amid the challenges posed by migraine, Avulux Migraine & Light Sensitivity Lenses offer a source of comfort for patients. Research indicates that specific wavelengths of light, like blue, red and amber, can worsen pain by stimulating certain retinal cells. However, a Harvard study found that exposure to narrow-band green light at 530nm could alleviate migraine pain for some individuals. Avulux lenses filter up to 97% of harmful light wavelengths while allowing in soothing green light. Patients can enjoy the comfort of Avulux in non-prescription or prescription migraine glasses.

Partnership and Patient Care

As an optometrist, your expertise and dedication are instrumental in improving the lives of patients living with migraine and light sensitivity. By integrating Avulux lenses into your practice, you can offer effective comfort and enhance patient care while driving practice growth.

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