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Can wearing contact lens cause headaches?

Can wearing contact lens cause headaches?

Usually no: Eyes are rarely the cause of head aches. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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I just got contact lenses today and got a huge headache a few hours after taking them off. Does this have anything to do with the contact lenses?

I just got contact lenses today and got a huge headache a few hours after taking them off. Does this have anything to do with the contact lenses?

Need time to adjust: When first getting contacts, what you see is different than what you are used to. It may take a few days to adjust to the vision in the contacts. It's unusual, but this can cause headaches. If it's purely that you need to adjust, it will take a week or two at most. If your headaches persist beyond that, go back to your eye doctor and discuss. If your headaches worsen, consult your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Will taking 25mg of topomax daily for headaches will it affect my chances of getting contact lenses. I have an astigmatism in both eyes?

Will taking 25mg of topomax daily for headaches will it affect my chances of getting contact lenses. I have an astigmatism in both eyes?

No it will not: It will not affect your ability to get contact lenses. However, just a reminder, when you are on topamax (topiramate) you need to be drinking eight glasses of fluid the day so as not to develop kidney stones. You must absolutely avoid dehydration. ...Read more

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Can dry eyes when wearing contact lenses cause a runny nose and itchiness near tear duct? And sometimes headaches?

Can dry eyes when wearing contact lenses cause a runny nose and itchiness near tear duct? And sometimes headaches?

Nope: The symptoms described are more likely caused by allergy. It is important to note that allergy can be exacerbated by dry eye, and both conditions are worse while wearing contact lenses. ...Read more

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How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime i put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime i put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

This : This could be a fit issue where debris is being trapped. It could also be the gpc as previously mentioned. I also see similar issues with severe lid inflammation and contact lens use - make sure you are cleaning your eyelids very well each day. I also feel patients that use make-up around the eyes need to be careful with contact lens use. It is amazing the amount of make-up that makes its way into the tear film. ...Read more

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How can I reduce chronic daily eye strain, with headaches, which escalate when i drive or watch tv for 30 minutes+? I have current lens/contact .

How can I reduce chronic daily eye strain, with headaches, which escalate  when i drive or watch tv for 30 minutes+? I have  current lens/contact .

Dry eyes: Your eyes are probably dry. The contact lenses make this worse. When you concentrate on a visual task you tend to blink less, bringing out dryness. Try frequent artificial tears or contact lens rewetting drops and your eye strain should improve. ...Read more

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How safe are contact lenses?

Quite: Contact lenses have been tested over the years with millions of users. Trouble is almost always due to the user: overwear, ignoring red eyes or pain, extending the schedule of use beyond the recommendations of your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Are all contact lenses not shaped the same?

No: Their are 2 key parameters that can vary. The base curve (bc) which is how steep or flat the curvature of the lens is and the diameter (dia). ...Read more

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What sort of disease is needing contact lenses?

What sort of disease is needing contact lenses?

Refractive error: Contact lenses aid the eye in focusing light sharply onto the retina. This allows images to be projected onto the retina clearly, which allows us to see clearly. ...Read more

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What occurs if i slept with my contact lenses on?

What occurs if i slept with my contact lenses on?

Not a good idea: You are at 40 times greater risk of serious corneal ulcer. Patient can get corneal barasion, feels like sand in the eye. Corneal ulcer usually feels the same but with more pain. ...Read more

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What is the easiest way to put on contact lenses?

Patience: The trick is to not blink to fast and this requires will power to overcome this normal reflex. The lens is properly wetted, put on the forefinger and either placed directly on the opened eye or slid under the upper lid. Then you have to hold the eye open for 1-2 seconds while the lens spontaneously centers itself. Ask for help from a friend who is expert on this already. ...Read more