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Does astigmatism sometimes cause a headache?

Does astigmatism sometimes cause a headache?

Could: If you have uncorrected astigmatism, that can cause eye strain, which can cause headaches that typically feel like they come from the eye or the brow. If you're wearing accurate correction, however, it should not cause headaches. ...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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Can astigmatism cause migraine headaches?

Can astigmatism cause migraine headaches?

Not Typically: Headaches can be associated with astigmatism. Migraines are not commonly associated with astigmatism. ...Read more

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Can astigmatism cause dizziness and headaches?

Can astigmatism cause dizziness and headaches?

It can: Uncorrected (that is, without proper glasses or contact lenses) vision can cause fatigue, headaches and rarely, dizziness. If these problems occur with proper glasses, then they are not caused by the need for glasses. In this cases, a visit to the primary care doctor is recommended. ...Read more

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My optician said they didn't want to request lenses with the full astigmatism correction of — 5 because I might get headaches. Is this valid?

My optician said they didn't want to request lenses with the full astigmatism correction of — 5 because I might get headaches.  Is this valid?

Possibly: If you have a high level of astigmatism and are not used to wearing a spectacle lens to correct for it, headaches and discomfort can occur. I would check with your eye doctor regarding what prescription you should go with. ...Read more

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If I have an astigmatism, could that be causing daily headaches? I do not wear glasses but i work on a p.C. All day and a lot of bright lighting.

If I have an astigmatism, could that be causing daily headaches? I do not wear glasses but i work on a p.C. All day and a lot of bright lighting.

Possible: If you need glasses and do not wear them, you can get a headache. However, most headaches are not caused by ocular issues. I suggest getting a complete eye exam and getting glasses. This will make you see better and perhaps make your headaches go away. ...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

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What to do if I have an astigmatism in my right eye. Can that cause headaches on the right side of my head?

Could: If you have uncorrected astigmatism, that can cause eye strain, which can cause headaches that typically feel like they come from the eye or the brow. If you're wearing accurate correction, however, it should not cause headaches. ...Read more

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Will taking 25mg of topomax daily for headaches will it affect my chances of getting contact lenses. I have an astigmatism in both eyes?

Will taking 25mg of topomax daily for headaches will it affect my chances of getting contact lenses. I have an astigmatism in both eyes?

No it will not: It will not affect your ability to get contact lenses. However, just a reminder, when you are on topamax (topiramate) you need to be drinking eight glasses of fluid the day so as not to develop kidney stones. You must absolutely avoid dehydration. ...Read more

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Daily frontal headaches. Can be from decayed tooth and astigmatism of eyes?

Daily frontal headaches. Can be from decayed tooth and astigmatism of eyes?

Unlikely: If you are getting headaches every day, you need to see your doctor, sooner rather than later. Astigmatism does not generally cause headaches, and decaying teeth usually cause pain around the area of your mouth that is affected. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Will my astigmatism get worse if I don't wear my glasses? My primary care physician referred me to an ophthalmologist after I developed chronic headaches about 10 years ago. I was told I had a slight astigmatism and while it wasn't affecting my sight in

Will my astigmatism get worse if I don't wear my glasses? My primary care physician referred me to an ophthalmologist after I developed chronic headaches about 10 years ago.  I was told I had a slight astigmatism and while it wasn't affecting my sight in

No evidence: Astigmatism is due to irregular corneal curvature usually. Wearing glasses is unlikely to affect astigmatism. Because hard contact lenses can change the shape of the cornea, not wearing them will allow the cornea to revert to its original curvature. So not wearing your contacts might result in slight worsening of astigmatism. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of astigmatism?

Blurred vision: The symptom most commonly caused by astigmatism is blurred vision at all distances without glasses. ...Read more

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Can there be any symptoms of astigmatism in infants?

Not much of an issue: Babies are born nearsighted, ~20/400 vision & can see clearly about 12 inches at the start. As they age, changes in the size of the eye bring them into better focus, & 20/20 vision is generally achieved by ~5y. As long as baby has similar visual imput from both their eyes, the brain seems to adjust & accept the info. If one eye is weak or distorted the brain may turn it off= ambliopia. ...Read more

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Can getting hit in the head lead to symptoms of astigmatism?

Nope: Astigmatism is the curvature of your cornea which cause blur, liike being near-sighted. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having astigmatism?

What are the symptoms of having astigmatism?

Visual blur: Astigmatism is found in an eye with some degree of ovalness. Most are intrinsic (not due to some external cause) and it is very common (over 60% of eyes have some degree of astigmatism). Correction is a reverse oval of the proper power in eyeglasses or contact lenses. Lasik can also correct this. There are no eyedrops, lifestyle changes or dietary changes to correct this. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms of astigmatism that a person would notice?

Are there symptoms of astigmatism that a person would notice?

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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Can astigmatism be a symptom of mitochondrial disease?

No: Astigmatism has to do with the shape of the eyeball which is heavily influenced by genetics. It is quite different from what happens inside the metabolism of functioning cells. The mitochondria are little work centers that process/make things in response to and in unison with the information provided by the cell nucleus. ...Read more

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An opthamologist says I have astigmatism, but my vision is not blurry at all, could he be wrong?

Astigmatism: Not necessarily. You can adjust to certain degrees of astigmatism. With the correction in glasses it will make it easier for you to see well. ...Read more

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How does astigmatism threaten homeostatis of the organ system(s)?

Blurry vision: Astigmatism just means that the i does not focus light at a single point. The result is blurred vision unless the astigmatism is corrected. Classic complaints of uncorrected astigmatism are ghosting of vision. ...Read more

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How bad is my astigmatism? O.D. -.5/+1.25/+175. O.S. -.5/+1.75/+172

How bad is my astigmatism? O.D. -.5/+1.25/+175.  O.S. -.5/+1.75/+172

Good/Bad in the eye: Of the beholder. Astigmatism simply means the focusing of the eye is not equal all angles around the central line of sight; more curvature one way than 90 degrees around. The +1.25 & +1.75 values in the ophthalmologist's Rx for correction is the astigmatism correction in diopters (1 = the curvature needed to focus parallel light rays to a point 1 meter away). Values >3-4 diopters=fairly high. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in astigmatism, he wrote od 43.75 43.00 os 43.50 42.75 does anyone understand these numbers?

Curvature of cornea: These numbers are diopter power readings of the surface of the cornea. These measurements can be taken with a Keratometer or Corneal Topographer. Tha amount of corneal astigmatism is the difference between the two numbers for each eye. This does not indicate how much astigmatism correction would be in your glasses as there are other factors that can contribute to astigmatism. ...Read more

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How common is astigmatism?

How common is astigmatism?

Very common: Small degrees are very common but are easily corrected with glasses. Big amounts can be difficult to correct but is less frequent. ...Read more

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What does astigmatism mean?

Not spherical: Astigmatism means that the front window of the eye, the cornea, is not spherical. It is shaped like the side of an egg. Astigmatism is normal. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose an astigmatism?

Refraction: Astigmatism is found when the refractive state of the eye is determined. It most commonly refers to a slight American football shape of the cornea rather than a soccer ball shape. Astigmatism results is images being out of focus in the eye ...Read more

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Can I get contacts for astigmatism?

Can I get contacts for astigmatism?

Yes: There are contact lenses to correct astigmatism — they are called toric lenses. Rigid lenses do a great job of correcting astigmatism as well. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have astigmatism?

See your eye doctor: See your ophthalmologist or optometrist to be measured in their clinic. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have astigmatism?

Get examined: If you have a significant amount of astigmatism your vision will be blurry. See your eye doctor for a refraction to find out for sure. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Astigmatism (Definition)

An eye condition that causes blurry vision because the eye is unable to focus light to a point and thus unable to produce a sharp ...Read more