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Extreme pain in right temple area & back of right eye. I have an astigmatism & i've seen an optometrist. I get headaches every single day. Help please?
Do you clench teeth?: Some headaches are light induced others can be chemicals in foods....Many are muscle tension and respond well to Botox or splint therapy. During the day place your tongue on the roof of mouth and press if you find you are clenching your teeth. At night try a night guard. Tension can be held in neck and back of head and affect muscles of chewing. Botox helps relax those muscles for a few months. ...Read more
Blurred vision w/prescription glasses on have astigmatism & 4 or more migraines/week w/extreme pressure sharp pain over right eye. What could it be?
A reason for exam: Eye prescriptions don't last forever and changes in your general health or prescribed medications - even birth control - can made adjustments necessary. See a good vision doctor and/or your GP for exam if new lenses don't remove the pain(s). Don't wait - this is not likely to just change back and there's no need to suffer. ...Read more
Usually not: Astigmatism is a physical curvature aspect of the cornea and lens of the eye which in effect makes the eye oval. The term astigmatism is from physics and is not usually a bad thing. The correction is a reverse oval in the eyeglasses or contacts. Most astigmatism is small and easily corrected. Sometimes it is large or irregular and that make perfect vision difficult. See your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Probably not: Astigmatism, an eye ovalness, is relatively stable and generally will not change much year to year. The frequency of needs for eye examinations relate to the underlying health of the eye (do you have diabetes for instance?), your age, medical history and eye diseases. Annual examinations can be a marketing tool to sell more contacts and glasses in some cases. ...Read more
Yes: "astigamatism symptoms", generally blurred or distorted vision, can be caused by many things. Incorrect glasses prescription, or glasses fitting in a tilted or "crooked" manner, can also cause these symptoms. See an ophthalmologist or optometrist to see if the glasses prescription is correct, and that they are fitting properly. ...Read more
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