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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)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...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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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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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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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?

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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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

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)

Eyeglasses is also known as Glasses. Babies sometimes need eyeglasses to correct vision or to correct ...Read more