Researchers at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston discovered that coloured lenses versus control lenses may actually rid migraine suffers of their crippling pain. “These lenses provide fast relief, but it doesn’t work for everybody,” says Dr. Thomas Prager, clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of Texas Medical School.  (2006) Read more……..

The optometric correlates of migraine.

The quality of the evidence to suggest a relationship between migraine headache and pupil anomalies, visual field defects and pattern glare is stronger. In particular the link between migraine headache and pattern glare is striking. The therapeutic use of precision-tinted spectacles to reduce pattern glare (visual stress) and to help some migraine sufferers is described. (2004) Read more………….


Tinted spectacles and visually sensitive migraine.

The tints were supplied in random order, each for 6 weeks, separated by an interval of at least 2 weeks with no tints. Headache diaries showed that the frequency of headaches was marginally lower when the ‘optimal’ tint was worn, compared with the ‘control’. (2002)  Read more …………..


Optometric function in visually sensitive migraine before and after treatment with tinted spectacles.

The effects of precision tinted and control tinted lenses were investigated. The only variable to show a consistent and marked improvement with tinted lenses was pattern glare. (2002) Read more……….

The use of tinted glasses in childhood migraine.

The improvements in headache frequency in children wearing rose tints correlated with a reduction in visually provoked beta activity. (1991) Read more………...