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Could not wearing glasses cause you to have headaches the next day?

Could not wearing glasses cause you to have headaches the next day?

DEFINITELY: Headaches are often related to eye issues and changes in your sight by not wearing glasses if needed. But headaches can also occur due to other problems- grinding and clenching of the teeth, sinus, etc. I would see a doctor for a consult. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Can not wearing your eyeglasses cause headaches?

Can not wearing your eyeglasses cause headaches?

Possibly: Make sure you are up to date with your eye exams. If the symptoms worsen, please contact your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Do I stop wearing glasses when I have headache?

Do I stop wearing glasses when I have headache?

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. ...Read more

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Does wearing glasses for the first time give a headache?

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. ...Read more

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

Yes: Being far sighted, or hyperopic, and not wearing your glasses is a common cause of headaches. The more reading, texting, or close-up work you do, the worse it will get. When you get older, the condition will seem worse. Far sighted people need reading glasses earlier in life than others who normally require them in their mid forties. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Wearing glasses for too long gives me a headache I usually wear contacts all day and then glasses at night when I get home until I go to bed. Some days I wear glasses all day long. On those days I get a headache. Any idea why this could be happening?

Wearing glasses for too long gives me a headache I usually wear contacts all day and then glasses at night when I get home until I go to bed. Some days I wear glasses all day long. On those days I get a headache. Any idea why this could be happening?

There: There may be a problem with your eyeglasses, e.g., the optical centers of the lenses may not match your pupil location, or the eyeglasses may no longer be the correct prescription. A comprehensive eye examination by your ophthalmologist would be the best way to determine the cause of the headaches. ...Read more

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I am wearing glasses. My eyes pains and I get headache, I checked my eyes twice it match the power of glasses (checked by a contact shop not by a doctor.

I am wearing glasses. My eyes pains and I get headache, I checked my eyes twice it match the power of glasses (checked by a contact shop not by a doctor.

Recheck: Go back to the prescribing eye doctor and have refraction rechecked and the fitting of your glasses analyzed. Often a cycloplegic refraction and ocular alignment assessment resolves the problems. The glasses may be too strong or astigmatism off axis or an undetected phoria that has decompensated to a tropia with the glasses. The latter two ideas would have double vision symptoms. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy for my eyeglasses to give me a headache occasionally?

Could it be healthy for my eyeglasses to give me a headache occasionally?

No damage done: You can experience symptoms of eye starin if you are wearing the incorrect prescription, or a poorley fitted pair of glasses. Bifocal can take some time to get used to. If you are having symptoms, get the prescription and fit checked. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal for my eyeglasses to give me a headache occasionally?

May not be cause: Occasionally, poorly designed eye glasses can cause eyestrain, which may develop a secondary headache, but more likely other reasons exist for your pains. Does not hurt to see eye doctor and check if your prescription is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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My new eyeglasses prescriptions are giving me a headache. Only a 0.5 change from old prescription. It has been 3 weeks since wearing new prescp.?

My new eyeglasses prescriptions are giving me a headache. Only a 0.5 change from old prescription. It has been 3 weeks since wearing new prescp.?

Check with optician: First check with the optician who made the glasses to see if the prescription was followed correctly. Optical centration is important that can also be checked by the optician. If these are fine, then return to the prescribing ophthalmologist with the glasses in hand to see what the problem is. ...Read more

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I've had a new prescription for eyeglasses for 5 days and have an annoying headache behind the weaker eye. Is this common and when will I adjust?

I've had a new prescription for eyeglasses for 5 days and have an annoying headache behind the weaker eye. Is this common and when will I adjust?

About a week.: It can sometimes take a bit to acclimate to the glasses depending in how different the prescription is from the old glasses. I'd give it at least a week before contacting the eye doctor who prescribed the glasses. ...Read more

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Could my headaches be caused by my need for glasses?

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. ...Read more

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What could cause my glasses to give me a headache but not my contacts?

What could cause my glasses to give me a headache but not my contacts?

Poor vision: If you wear glasses and are having headaches, you should get your vision checked. Poor vision can cause headaches. Just getting a different pair of glasses can help. ...Read more

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My new glasses causes me to get headaches. How do I figure out what is wrong with new glasses?

My new glasses causes me to get headaches. How do I figure out what is wrong with new glasses?

Complicated: Soemtimed the correct prescription can give headaches during the adjustment period. That being said, sometimes the power of the precription needs to be reduced (cut) to enable the patient to adjust, with the full prescription being weaned in over a 6-12 month period. Speak to your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I have a strange dizziness. The room isn't spinning. It's more like when I get new glasses for astigmatism. What could cause it? No headache

I have a strange dizziness. The room isn't spinning. It's more like when I get new glasses for astigmatism. What could cause it? No headache

Vision has to adjust: The visual system is quite important in maintaining a sense of balance/equilibrium, & sensing "dizziness." This is because there are discrete connections between the optic nerves and the cerebellum as well as other areas of the brain important to control balance. When you get new glasses your eyes need time to adjust and the connections to the cerebellum need to "reset." ...Read more

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