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Could having bad eyes and needing glasses cause me to get headaches?

Could having bad eyes and needing glasses cause me to get headaches?

Absolutely!: Especially if your glasses are not appropriate for your eyes. Make sure to see your ophthalmologist regularly to make sure you have your prescription updated. If your prescription is correct and you are still having headaches, look to other causes. ...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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Can needing glasses cause temple and frontal headaches.? Any help appreciated!

Can needing glasses cause temple and frontal headaches.? Any help appreciated!

Depends: Depends on your prescription, whether the glasses are store bought or made for your refractive error. In generals, glasses too strong or too weak can cause muscle contraction headaches. ...Read more

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Could my headaches be caused by my need for glasses?

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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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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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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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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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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Glasses too strong switched back to others, can it cause headaches light sensitivity sound sensitivity?

Glasses too strong switched back to others, can it cause headaches light sensitivity sound sensitivity?

Eye pain: Incorrect glasses prescription can cause headaches. Typically warranties our offered with new glasses. I would return to wear your exam was done and have them recheck. ...Read more

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My right glasses lense is really scratched up. I am having right temple tightness and pain and slight general headache. Could the glasses cause this?

My right glasses lense is really scratched up. I am having right temple tightness and pain and slight general headache. Could the glasses cause this?

Possible: It is possible that the scratches are promoting eye strain which may contribute to the sense of temple tightness and headache. However, there are diseases such as temporal arteritis, which would be uncommon in a 30 year old female, that can also cause such symptoms. If the symptoms are persistent, an examination with an ophthalmologist is recommended. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause glasses to take longer to adjust? Been having facial & eye pain w/ headache throughout the day. Nt sure if it's my glasses

Can allergies cause glasses to take longer to adjust? Been having facial & eye pain w/ headache throughout the day. Nt sure if it's my glasses

Probable: Allergies can cause headaches and if the eyes are involved , blurred vision may result. Eye pain is more common with dry eyes than allergic eyes. Given that you have asthma as well, I think an allergy consult may be worthwhile to help you sort this out. ...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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Do glasses cause you eye strain, eye pain, fatigue and headeaches?

Do glasses cause you eye strain, eye pain, fatigue and headeaches?

If wrong: Wrong rx can do that. Correrct rx should give no problems, unless there has been a big change and hard for you to get used to it. ...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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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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I need glasses to see far only. I'm not sure if I'm getting headaches quite freq for not wearing them always like contacts are. Is this why?

I need glasses to see far only. I'm not sure if I'm getting headaches quite freq  for not wearing them always like contacts are. Is this why?

Headaches: Simple to find out. Leave out your contacts and wear your glasses only for a week. If your headaches leave, but then return when not wearing glasses again, you have your answer. There are many causes of headaches that are not vision-related. Try tylenol (acetaminophen) or if not allergic and no kidney or liver problems, naproxen(Aleve) or ibuprofin(Advil or Motrin) for relief. See your physician for eval. ...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

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