Fall is my favorite season, but it is also one that is difficult for me because of my intractable (never relenting) migraine. In the Midwest, the beauty of the changing leaves is inevitably  paired with swings in temperature and barometric pressure as the seasons change. This fall has been a little easier thanks to my Axon Optics Migraine Glasses.

Because this is a sponsored post (my first!) I need to say that I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.

When offered the opportunity to review this product, I felt the usual mix of skeptical and hopeful – a mix that allows me to continue to try new things for my migraine, but also protect my heart if they prove unhelpful. I liked that the website does not promise a cure (Run far far away from any person or product that claims they can cure your migraine – there is no cure for migraine). They do advertise a reduction in the number and severity of attacks, which is a realistic goal for the treatment of migraine. And so, I agreed to give it a try.

I chose the outdoor HANNIK model, because they provide wrap around coverage, and because controlling my light exposure is easier when I am inside. I have terrible light sensitivity around the clock because my migraine is persistent. I was excited when they arrived in September with a foam case. Initially, I liked their sleek style, but wasn’t sure how much they would help.

One month later, I never leave home without them. While my intractable migraine has not gone away, having my Axon Optics has meant that I have been able to better control the pain caused by light sensitivity. Because of my Axon Optics, I have actually been able to ENJOY outdoor activities this fall (instead of just pushing through them)! My husband (J) and I spent a lovely afternoon at a local pumpkin patch. I’ve spent more time outside with my dog, The Monster, playing. Even driving is easier and less painful!

I am so glad that I decided to take a leap of faith and try this product. My only regret is that I don’t yet own a pair for indoors. Despite the cost, if you struggle with light sensitivity from migraine or another illness, I can recommend that you take a leap of faith and try them out too. I can say this confidently because I have seen for myself how much of a difference they can make, and because I plan to purchase that second indoor pair.

My Axon Optics FL-41 tinted glasses are now an integral part of my migraine toolkit. Could they be a part of yours too?