“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. “
Thank you to Thera Specs (https://www.theraspecs.com/shop/) for giving me this opportunity to review their product. I have suffered with migraines for quite a few years although I have only recently been diagnosed. Along with the migraines, I also struggle with light sensitivity which obviously makes the migraines worse. When I found out TheraSpecs were going to send me these glasses, I was really excited to see if they made a difference to my life. I’m pleased to be able to say I wasn’t disappointed.
I was sent a link to their website and was told which glasses I could choose from. Even though I was only looking at the indoor only glasses, I still had a few options to choose from with different styles/shapes. Once I had chosen the pair I wanted, the delivery was quick and easy (even coming from America to the UK). I was quite worried that I’d look a little daft wearing them as the lenses are tinted and so make them look like sunglasses, however upon receiving them I found them to look quite stylish (to me anyway!) and so I didn’t feel embarrassed about wearing them in supermarkets etc. When I first put the glasses on at home, I immediately felt that they were very comfortable. I wear prescription glasses for reading etc and compared to them the TheraSpecs glasses are a lot more comfortable to wear, therefore meaning I can wear them for a longer period of time than my reading glasses without them becoming irritating. As with all glasses (I think!) they did eventually start to bother my nose but this was after many hours wearing them – which is not needed often – and taking them off for a short while – something like 10 minutes – solved this problem. I also noticed how super lightweight they are, which is brilliant as I do forget that I’m wearing them sometimes. Obviously, if I am not noticing them on my face then they are not falling off my face! This just saves a lot of bother having to adjust them every two minutes. I was lucky that when my glasses arrived they were already a perfect fit for me, however, the information leaflet I got with the glasses said that they can be adjusted easily by bending the ends to fit around your ear better. I have tried bending mine and it really is that easy! Because the ends are adjustable they are made from what feels like rubber, this again adds to the comfort compared with plastic on other glasses that go around the ears.
One thing I often struggle with, which regularly was enough to cause me a migraine is the lights in supermarkets. I have always found them to be extra bright. Wearing the TheraSpecs glasses has definitely helped this, meaning I can now take time to look around shops properly and with less stress, knowing that It won’t cause a migraine. I also use the glasses whilst at my computer which has really helped as I can now do more – whether that’s writing a blog post, catching up with the news, or doing uni work! I also tried them at the cinema and managed to get through the whole film and leave with a mini migraine which was a lot more tolerable than it could have been.
The TheraSpecs website does offer outdoor only, and combination glasses along with the indoor only which I have. They also offer an option for prescription glasses if that is something that you would need. Overall I have found these glasses to be very helpful in many situations. While my migraines are not gone completely, these glasses do significantly reduce the frequency and intensity of my migraines, making them a ‘must have’ for me. They have surpassed all expectations I had before I received them, and I am still amazed at how something so simple and small as a pair of glasses can make such a big difference to my life. It is definitely something that I would repurchase in the future.