Headaches - are they related to vision problems?

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Are you experiencing headaches multiple times a week and can’t quite pin down the cause? There are many culprits: stress, migraines, a blossoming cold or even allergies. Ask yourself, when was the last time you saw your eye doctor? And keep in mind, undiagnosed vision problems could be the source of your pain.

Eyestrain occurs when the muscles in your eyes are overworked. This can result in tired and achy eyes causing blurred vision, eye twitches and headaches. Eyestrain that is associated with headaches can be caused by a few different factors, including:

Astigmatism,a common vision condition that causes blurred vision. It occurs when the cornea (the clear front cover of the eye) is irregularly shaped or sometimes because of the curvature of the lens inside the eye.
Hyperopia, or farsightedness
Myopia, or nearsightedness
Acknowledge the time when your headaches occur. You may be able to pinpoint the root of the pain. If your headaches happen more often during work hours than on days off, there is a possibility that’s related to eye strain.

Although computers, tablets, phones and screens are the most popular reason for eyestrain in this digital age, extended reading, writing, driving or working in low-lighting can also be the cause eye strain.

If you already wear glasses or contacts and get headaches, there is a possibility that your prescription has changed. Regardless of the reason, it is important to make an optometrist appointment with Woodlands Eye Associates. Drs. Kaufman, Wright, Brown or Graham can help you with any eye related suffering. Call for an appointment at either of our convenient locations in The Woodlands:  Medical Plaza Drive 281-367-2020 and Panther Creek 281-367-5335 or visit us at https://www.woodlandseye.com 

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