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A 24-year-old female asked:

does wearing glasses for the first time give a headache?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Usually not: Headache may occur from the fit of the frames around your temples and ears. The optics usually will not cause headaches but should clarify the vision - if not recheck with your ophthalmologist. There are sometimes adjustment effects related to the prism effect of the ends of the glass which you will compensate for in 1-2 days usually.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Do I stop wearing glasses when I have headache?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Maybe: If you feel your glasses are associated with causing the headaches then yes, remove them and get your refraction checked. If you already have a headache and your glasses are appropriate the it shouldn't make much difference whether you wear them or not. Sometimes though, heavy frames can exacerbate a headache.
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A 22-year-old male asked:

I was wearing glasses when I was in class 10 and recently when I passed my graduation exam when I wore the glass after sometime headache starts and when I take that out I feel relaxed but now that headache has started ?

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Strain vs migraine: The glasses may have nothing to do with the headaches, but if you haven’t had your vision checked this past year you may need a new prescription. Suggest you see your optometrist and figure out if you need a new look on life !

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