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A 19-year-old female asked:

Could having bad eyes and needing glasses cause me to get headaches?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Absolutely!: Especially if your glasses are not appropriate for your eyes. Make sure to see your ophthalmologist regularly to make sure you have your prescription updated. If your prescription is correct and you are still having headaches, look to other causes.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Yes: Yes if you are straining to see by utilizing accessory facial muscles to squint which does cause facial muscle tension. This tension may cause tension headaches. Persistent blurry vision is also frustrating, so make an eye examination appointment to have your eye health evaluatedby an ophthalmologist.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016


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