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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

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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Does wearing glasses for the first time give a headache?

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

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Could not wearing glasses cause you to have headaches the next day?

Could not wearing glasses cause you to have headaches the next day?

DEFINITELY: Headaches are often related to eye issues and changes in your sight by not wearing glasses if needed. But headaches can also occur due to other problems- grinding and clenching of the teeth, sinus, etc. I would see a doctor for a consult. ...Read more

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Can you get headaches often from bring far sided but not wearing glasses?

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 more

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Is it possible for you to get headaches if you're not wearing glasses and you need them?

Eye strain: You definitely can develop headaches from eye strain if you don't wear glasses when you need them. If the headaches persist even after you start wearing them regularly, then discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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Can not wearing your eyeglasses cause headaches?

Can not wearing your eyeglasses cause headaches?

Possibly: Make sure you are up to date with your eye exams. If the symptoms worsen, please contact your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy for my eyeglasses to give me a headache occasionally?

Could it be healthy for my eyeglasses to give me a headache occasionally?

No damage done: You can experience symptoms of eye starin if you are wearing the incorrect prescription, or a poorley fitted pair of glasses. Bifocal can take some time to get used to. If you are having symptoms, get the prescription and fit checked. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal for my eyeglasses to give me a headache occasionally?

May not be cause: Occasionally, poorly designed eye glasses can cause eyestrain, which may develop a secondary headache, but more likely other reasons exist for your pains. Does not hurt to see eye doctor and check if your prescription is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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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'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?

About a week.: It can sometimes take a bit to acclimate to the glasses depending in how different the prescription is from the old glasses. I'd give it at least a week before contacting the eye doctor who prescribed the glasses. ...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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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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Why when my glasses are changed, even if I have the same lenses according to my dioptries (-2.50, -3.25), I get headaches and it feels so weird?

Why when my glasses are changed, even if I have the same lenses according to my dioptries (-2.50, -3.25), I get headaches and it feels so weird?

Glasses: The size and shape of the new glasses is different from your last glasses. This changes the view that is given to your eyes. Your brain has to adapt to this new view. Wear the new glasses as much as possible and your symptoms should stop in a week or two. If they do not, then return to the eye doctor. ...Read more

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I have been getting headaches everyday for just over a year and I thought I needed glasses. I got glasses and nothing changed. Why/what is this?

I have been getting headaches everyday for just over a year and I thought I needed glasses. I got glasses and nothing changed. Why/what is this?

See your PCP: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your PCP for evaluation, tests, imaging and treatment options. ...Read more

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If you get headache a lot, do you need glasses?

Headache: Headaches can be due to eye strain from not seeing as well as you should (inner muscle of eye can strain when trying to read after the age of 40 in many without reading glasses). An eyemd can take a look to see if you need glasses. ...Read more

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Could my headaches be caused by my need for glasses?

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 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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How do I know if my headaches are related to needing glasses?

How do I know if my headaches are related to needing glasses?

Headaches: An eye exam can help confim whether or not you may need glasses. Eye strain can cause headaches, and can be related to computer use, poor lighting, or other environmental issues. First see what can be easily corrected, including the need for corrective lenses, and see if the headaches improve. In the meantime, you may consider seeing your provider to rule out other causes. ...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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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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What could cause my glasses to give me a headache but not my contacts?

What could cause my glasses to give me a headache but not my contacts?

Poor vision: If you wear glasses and are having headaches, you should get your vision checked. Poor vision can cause headaches. Just getting a different pair of glasses can help. ...Read more

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Any reasons why my glasses make my headaches worse when they should help them?

Any reasons why my glasses make my headaches worse when they should help them?

Changes in vision: Without more information, one would need to know how old your prescription glasses are, and when was the last time you had an eye examination. If your glasses are old and your vision has changed, the old glasses could contribute to the problem. You should consult with your opthamologist or optometrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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