Do you find yourself suffering from headaches more often than you should? Did you know undetected and uncorrected vision problems may be the source of your headaches.
Eyestrain is one of the leading causes for headaches and migraines.
Symptoms of visual fatigue include neck or back pain, blurred vision, tired eyes, burning or stinging eyes, and difficulty focusing.
Uncovering the cause of your headaches can be as easy as getting a comprehensive eye exam. When the muscles of the eye work harder or normal or for an extended period of time, it causes eye strain.
There are a number of other reasons eyestrain can cause headaches.
Astigmatism: In order to focus, people with astigmatism tend to squint because their cornea is not a normal shape, this can lead to headaches.
Presbyopia: Usually occurs as we get older, the lenses in our eyes become inflexible and hard. Making it more difficult to focus, causing headaches and tired eyes.
Hyperopia: Very commonly known as farsightedness. Instead of the eye focusing directly on an object, if focuses images behind the retina. This can cause headaches and blurred vision.
Glaucoma: A serious issue that increases internal eye pressure caused by a build up of fluid in the eye. The added pressure can lead to a host of issues, including headaches.
Cataracts: Vision is slowly diminished because the lens becomes clouded. The eye works harder to see causing headaches. Usually occurs as we age.
If you have persistent headaches, it’s time for an eye exam.
A simple, comprehensive eye exam can determine if you need prescription glasses or contact lenses, which can help alleviate headaches and improve your quality of life. If you already have prescription eye wear, your vision may have changed and needs to be updated.
It is important for everyone in the family to have a comprehensive eye exam, schedule yours today by contacting Lake Nona Eye Care. Our patients health and well-being is our priority!