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Not Wearing Glasses 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
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
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
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
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
Can you get headaches, dizziness, and slight pressure behind the eyes from not wearing glasses when you need them?
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
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
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 have had minor headaches for the past few months. I need a new prescription for eyeglasses but just haven't done that yet. Well I thought that could be the problem but then I have fluid coming out of my ears. Both of them. It's clear and it's not wax
Get examined: You need to be examined to find the cause of the fluid drainage from the ears. ...Read more
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
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
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?
My glasses have been broken all week, but today I got really a really bad headache. I'm not sure it's because of my glasses or not, but I'm guessing i?
Possible: Eye strain is a common cause of headaches ...Read more
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
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