Posted: Jan 28, 2013 8:07 AM by Marissa Torres
Updated: Jan 28, 2013 8:10 AM
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.