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Jan 28, 2013 10:07 AM by Marissa Torres

Glasses designed to ease migraine pain

More than 30 million Americans are bothered by migraine headaches. For many, the pain is so severe, it stalls their lives while they desperately seek relief.  Now a doctor has developed a pair of glasses that really work for some patients.

Dr. Brad Katz is the University of Utah Neuro-Opthalmologist who invented the pair of coated glasses.

80-90% of migraine patients have light sensitivity, and the glasses block wavelengths of light that can trigger the headaches. Dr. Katz worked with a university photonics researcher to design the form-fitting frames that prevent any ambient light from coming in around the sides.

Clincal trials are expected to begin next month, and Dr. Katz hopes the non-perscription glasses will be available to patients by 2014.

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