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I've been having headaches because my glasses prescription had gone up. When i got my new glasses my headaches are more regular and more painful.

I've been having headaches because my glasses prescription had gone up. When i got my new glasses my headaches are more regular and more painful.

Check the glasses: Before you ignore the headaches, you might want to check with whoever made the glasses to be sure they were made correctly, and if so, with the doctor to be sure the prescription is correct. ...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 can I do if my new glasses give me headache. Please help.?

What can I do if my new glasses give me headache. Please help.?

This problem can: Only be solved by returning to where you got them. It is likely the glasses have the wrong prescription in them. ...Read more

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My new glasses are giving me a headache? Is this normal?

No: After a period of adjustment, your glasses should not be giving you a headache. Have the eye doctor double check your prescription and if it is correct have your PCP help with your headaches. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my new glasses are giving me a headache?

What do you suggest if my new glasses are giving me a headache?

Return to eye doc: There is something wrong with the glasses or glasses prescription. Return to the doctor who prescribed them. ...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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Are dizziness and headaches signs that you may need new glasses?

Are dizziness and headaches signs that you may need new glasses?

This is stated in re: Reverse to another question. Eye problems usually do not cause nausea and dizziness. You can get some dizziness from blurred vision i guess but the room should not spin. Since all of these could be neurological symptoms you need to see a doctor if they persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Migraine from mnthly cycle started last fri. Still have dull headache, feel fine in am, worse in pm.Could it be due to my new glasses?

Migraine from mnthly cycle started last fri. Still have dull headache, feel fine in am, worse in pm.Could it be due to my new glasses?

Unlikely the glasses: The glasses usually don't cause tension type headache which is what you describe. If your menstrual cycles produce regular headaches then you might want to consider miniprophylaxis with an agent like Frova (frovatriptan) if your neurologist agrees. Other considerations would include elemental magnesium, riboflavin, and butterbur. ...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

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