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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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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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What happens if i stop wearing glasses when I have astigmatism?

What happens if i stop wearing glasses when I have astigmatism?

Blurred vision: Obviously, you wouldn't see as well, but there are usually no harmful effects in an adult. However, if a child under the age of 8 with significant astigmatism stops wearing their glasses, they can develop a type of vision loss called amblyopia. ...Read more

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I have myopia i realized that when i wear glasses at evening(night) get headache.i dont have pain when wearin at afternoon why do this happen ?

I have myopia i realized that when i wear glasses at evening(night) get headache.i dont have pain when wearin at afternoon why do this happen ?

Check again: Get another exam and be sure to tell the doctor your problem. The glasses need to be changed a little. During the day, a smaller pupil blocks rays of light that need to be bent more. That allows you to get by with a prescription that is not perfect. With a larger pupil in dim light, more rays of light enter. The imperfection in the Rx becomes more noticeable. ...Read more

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My eyes hurt when I am not wearing my glasses and after that i get headaches?

My eyes hurt when I am not wearing my glasses and after that i get headaches?

Muscle strain: When you are not wearing you glasses, the muscles in the eye are straining to focus. Obviously they are unable to. After a while the muscle will fatigue and you will experience pain, fatigue and a possible headache. ...Read more

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Why do I get a headache whenever i wear glasses?

Many possibilities: First you need to insure that the prescription is indeed correct. Sometimes if you have a lot of astigmatism, only partial correction is accepted, with more correction being put into the prescription in incremental steps. High amounts of myopia or hyperopia and astigmatism will cause a distorted perception of your environment. It may take a while to get adjusted to these types of prescriptions. ...Read more

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I dont want to wear my glasses cause there not helping. I reason i got them was because my eyes hurt, not my vision. Can i stop wearing them.

I dont want to wear my glasses cause there not helping. I reason i got them was because my eyes hurt, not my vision. Can i stop wearing them.

Your choice: The job of eyeglasses is to improve the clarity of vision; not to relieve pain. If the glasses do not improve your vision then they are not helping. If you goal was to relieve pain, then a cause for the pain must be sought and it is almost certainly not uncorrected vision. For your next stop, see an ophthalmologist for a better diagnosis. ...Read more

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I keep rubbing my eyes but I am not tierd I do where reading glasses can you help?

I keep rubbing my eyes but I am not tierd I do where reading glasses can you help?

Check it out...: There can be several causes for this. Your eyes may need glasses full-time, not just for reading. This is common. They could also be dry and artificial tears may help. Have your ophthalmologist check you out. ...Read more

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Why do I have eye strain when I wear glasses. I usually wear contacts.

Why do I have eye strain when I wear glasses. I usually wear contacts.

Glasses issue: Depending on the power of the lens, and the index of refraction, the glasses can be extra thick for high power prescriptions and cause refractive distortions in the periphery. Also, for example an aphakic spectacles (someone with no lens) has a lot of these pincushion or barrel effects which are diminished by aphakic contacts since the lens is closer to the refracting surface. ...Read more

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I have worn contacts for 18 years- my eyes are fine when i wear them, but have dry eyes when i don't. If i stop wearing them, will my eyes get better?

I have worn contacts for 18 years- my eyes are fine when i wear them, but have dry eyes when i don't. If i stop wearing them, will my eyes get better?

Sensitivity : It is not uncommon to have increased sensitivity to dryness after taking the contacts out of your eyes. There needs to be a period of readjustment (weeks). Use artificial tears like Refreshâ„¢ several times daily to help with dryness. Warm eyelid compresses once daily & 2000mg of fish oil supplement may help too. In contact lens issues, it's always a good idea to have your eyes checked too. ...Read more

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I have new glasses. When i wear them i feel disorientated and queasy. Why?

I have new glasses. When i wear them i feel disorientated and queasy. Why?

Adjustment?: May need to get used to new lenses or may not b right prescription check with eye doc if no better. ...Read more

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I still have to squint when wearing glasses, do I need contacts?

I still have to squint when wearing glasses, do I need contacts?

No: Improved vision when you squint with you glasses on usually means your prescription needs an update. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not need glasses, because i had my eyes tested. Why am i getting bad headaches then?

What to do if I do not need glasses, because i had my eyes tested. Why am i getting bad headaches then?

Another cause: There are many causes for headaches and vision needs are not a common cause. If your headaches are particularly bothersome, then check with your family doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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I am nearsighted but do I have to wear glasses when using the computer?

No: Only if they help you. It is common for near sighted people to remove their glasses while reading or at the computer. Have a great day! ...Read more

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Do I have to wear glasses everyday if I am nearsighted or can I take them off except to drive?

Not always: To safely drive day or night, you should probably wear your glasses, as you have noted. Any other activity, or at least those which do not involve rapidly-moving vehicles, sports, projectiles, people, or objects, you can probably skip it; medically speaking, wearing glasses for nearsighted correction makes no difference at your age. You just won't see things very clearly from a distance. ...Read more

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I have astigmatism and I am nearsighted. I wear glasses for astigmatism but I still have it when wearing them. Is that normal or do I need new glasses?

I have astigmatism and I am nearsighted. I wear glasses for astigmatism but I still have it when wearing them. Is that normal or do I need new glasses?

New glasses: You should be able to have complete correction (unless extremely severe vision problems), so likely your prescription has changed and it is time for an eye exam. See your eye Dr and go for 20/20! ...Read more

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Can I get cataracts from not wearing my glasses when I should?

Can I get cataracts from not wearing my glasses when I should?

No: Not using your glasses vision correction doesn't cause cataracts. Might just feel more eye strain. Should use sunglasses to filter out uv in sunlight. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes get tired from reading if i wear bifocals?

Why do my eyes get tired from reading if i wear bifocals?

Binocular vision: The prescription maybe wrong, or you may have a problem with the alignment of the eyes. There are several possibilities. See your eye doctor to find out. The fact that you wear bifocals at your age suggests that some binocular (using the two eyes together) disorder exists. ...Read more

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When can I start wearing my contacts if I have pink eye?

When can I start wearing my contacts if  I have pink eye?

After it goes away: After your symptoms resolved and after your eye feels back to normal. It may takes 1-2 weeks or longer. Please throw away all your old contact cases, solutions and used contcat lenses. ...Read more

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Why am I getting headaches so much? I wear glasses.

Why am I getting headaches so much? I wear glasses.

Many causes: There are many causes of headaches and most of them are not related to eyes. A thorough medical evaluation is needed in addition to a current eye exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Eyeglasses (Definition)

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