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MigraLens vs Blue Light Glasses

MigraLens glasses have a distinctive green lens color for a good reason.

Our lens filter blocks wavelengths of light associated with migraine, as was discovered by researchers. The research confirmed that blue light – whether from sunlight, digital devices, LED or fluorescent lighting can be a common trigger for Migraine, however it also states that sufferers are sensitive to red light.¹ ²

Many of the low cost products marketed as "Blue Light Glasses", "Computer Glasses", or FL-41 filters, allow a significant percentage of blue light through to the eye, without blocking any of the red light and the amount of blue light filtered can be too low to be effective.³

MigraLens glasses block both blue and red light - at high enough percentages to provide effective results that have been published in a peer reviewed journal. Absorbing so much blue and red light makes our glasses their distinctive green color.

When it comes to Migraine, green is the power behind our success, but be aware of cheap copies. Just because a lens is green, it does not guarantee that they will filter the appropriate amounts of blue, red light (or UVA/UVB) required to be effective.

MigraLens is approved by internationally renowned Migraine organizations, providing you with the confidence to trust in it.

Light passing through MigraLens migraine glasses filter

Below you can see a light spectrum showing all the wavelengths of light that MigraLens glasses block. Our lenses are tinted to precision, allowing green, yellow and orange light to pass through, while blocking UVA, UVB, blue and red light:

Comparison between natural light and wavelengths blocked by MigraLens migraine glasses filter


MigraLens was examined as part of a peer reviewed paper published in the journal Headache Care.¹

The research concluded that: "Patients can use the new lenses (MigraLens) during an attack or as a preventative measure between attacks. Use of the new lenses for migraine resulted in a reduction in migraine severity and impact and improvements in subjective assessments of effectiveness and light sensitivity".

More Than Numbers

The results show that MigraLens helps the vast majority of our customers get back to their lives, and this is reflected in our testimonials.

90% felt a reduction in Migraine severity - 80% recorded a significantly reduced Headache Impact Score

Specialists Support MigraLens

We are proud to be supported by the Migraine Action Association, National Migraine Centre, and Royal National Institute for Blind People

Logo National Migraine Centre
Logo Migraine Action Association
Logo Royal National Institute for Blind People


¹ Maine A, Vlachonikolis I, Dowson A. The wavelength of light causing photophobia in migraine sufferers and tension-type headache between attacks, headache 2000, 40, 194-199.

² Noseda R et al, Green light alleviates Migraine photophobia. Neurology 2017;88:(16 supplement)

³ Pyzer, Turner, Dowson. A prospective study investigating the effectiveness of a new lens filter in reducing the impact of migraine. HEADACHE CARE Vol. 2, no. 3 2005, 171-176