Photophobia and chronic ocular surface pain can significantly impact quality of life. Zenni Optical focuses on groundbreaking research, like the recent study from the Miami Veterans Affairs (VA) eye clinic, which investigates how FL-41 tinted lenses might alleviate such discomfort.
Insights from the Study
This study at the VA clinic brought to light that FL-41 lenses can modulate brain activity related to pain processing. Participants underwent brain scans while exposed to light, both with and without FL-41 lenses. Many reported reduced discomfort when using the lenses, and brain imaging showed decreased activity in pain-related areas. This suggests that FL-41 lenses have a physiological impact on how the brain processes light and pain.
In the research, fMRI scans revealed significant reductions in brain activity in areas associated with pain processing while wearing FL-41 lenses. This crucial finding suggests that FL-41 lenses influence key neurological pathways, affecting not only the physical sensation of pain but also its emotional and cognitive aspects. This breakthrough provides a more comprehensive understanding of the potential role of FL-41 lenses in managing ocular discomfort.
Zenni’s Commitment to Eye Comfort
Armed with these findings, Zenni Optical’s FL-41 lenses are designed to ease the burden of photophobia and ocular pain. If you’re seeking comfort from harsh lighting, consider exploring the benefits of FL-41 lenses. They represent a significant step forward in eyewear technology, tailored to improve your daily visual experience.
For an in-depth understanding of this research, you can read the full article here.
About the Author: Dr. Steven Liem, OD, FAAO
Dr. Steven Liem, O.D., F.A.A.O. is an optometrist based in Pasadena, California. After obtaining his doctorate from UC Berkeley’s School of Optometry, he completed his residency in Pediatrics, Vision Therapy & Rehabilitation and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. When he isn’t busy streaming or making Youtube videos about video games, Dr. Liem aims to broaden accessibility to vision health through his involvement in optometric industry and tech.