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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for you to get headaches if you're not wearing glasses and you need them?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Richard Wieder
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Eye strain: You definitely can develop headaches from eye strain if you don't wear glasses when you need them. If the headaches persist even after you start wearing them regularly, then discuss this with your doctor.

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A 17-year-old female asked:

Can you get headaches often from bring far sided but not wearing glasses?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Indeed you can: Uncorrected vision and eye strain is one of the most common causes of headaches. Being farsighted, rare in young people, may make ususl daily activities - especially anything that includes reading - even labels, keyboards or phone pads - a big problem. Get examined and use a corrective prescription. You'll feel better and make fewer mistakes and enjoy so much more of what you do.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Could my headaches be related to needing glasses?

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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
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Possibly: Strain on eyes can definitely cause headaches. Contact your optometrist.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Could my headaches be caused by my need for glasses?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Headaches can be very complicated to address. So we try to start with the simple and obvious causes. If glasses were recommended, try them out and see what happens with the headache. If no improvement, see your primary. At least you will have improved your vision.
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