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Can Not Wearing Glasses Cause Headaches
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get headaches, dizziness, and slight pressure behind the eyes from not wearing glasses when you need them?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 have had minor headaches for the past few months. I need a new prescription for eyeglasses but just haven't done that yet. Well I thought that could be the problem but then I have fluid coming out of my ears. Both of them. It's clear and it's not wax
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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