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Will Needing Glasses Cause Headache
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Glasses too strong switched back to others, can it cause headaches light sensitivity sound sensitivity?
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
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
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
Healthy young teen with sharp headache behind rt. Eye radiating up towards corner of head, no other symptoms. Cause? (eye test ruled out need 4 glasse
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
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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