A member asked:

My eyes give me headaches because my vision is not clear. do i have cataracts?

10 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Robert Chang answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Cataracts don't typically cause headaches. Poor vision can lead to headaches due to eye strain, accommodative spasm (near vision issues), intermittent elevated eye pressure from narrow angle, etc. You should see an eye doctor because pain in around the eyes can be from many different causes. Blurry vision should be checked out.

Answered Sep 30, 2011


Dr. William Goldstein answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Many patients complain of headaches and blurred vision. Blurred vision may cause headaches, but other causes of headaches must be ruled out. See an eye doctor, and get checked for glasses. Then see your regular doctor to check out the headaches, especially if they are increasing in severity, or if you wake up with them.

Answered Mar 16, 2017


Dr. Michael Ham answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Most likely you have far sightedness or astigmatism that makes your vision not clear. The stain from your eyes trying to adjust and make the vision clear causes the headaches.

Answered Mar 1, 2019



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