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OPTICAL PRISM | FEATURE

Managing Migraine Pain

Avulux co-founder on the lens that offers relief and personal connection to migraine pain .
BY DAVID GOLDBERG
DR . CHARLES POSTERNACK , co-founder of Avulux a lens specifically designed to reduce the impact of light sensitivity and migraines .

From earning his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal to becoming the team physician for an NHL team to being co-founder of Avulux , is one of the brilliant minds behind a lens specifically designed to reduce the impact of light sensitivity and migraines .

Posternack took some time out of his busy schedule to chat with Optical Prism . He shared some of the latest insights into the connection between light sensitivity and migraines .
He also spoke about the science behind Avulux ’ s revolutionary migraine lens and how ECPs can better support a patient ’ s journey to find relief .
Q : How is migraine and light sensitivity connected to vision ?
A : The relationship between light and migraine is extremely strong . Let us look at some of the most relevant facts :
• Upwards of 80-90 per cent of people with migraine also have light sensitivity . This relationship is so strong that the presence of light sensitivity in an individual is considered an independent predictor for a migraine diagnosis ;
• Between 30-60 per cent of migraine attacks are precipitated by light and , in most cases , the continual presence of light during an attack can both intensify and prolong the attack . This explains
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