While people tend to blame a pre-existing health condition, lack of sleep and various other things for their headaches, they often forget to mention lack of eye care. Yes, not caring for your eyes can result in terrible headaches. If you have been feeling headaches for a while but don’t know the cause, consider scheduling an eye exam and it could very well be worth your time.
Headaches are not always connected to vision and not every vision related issue causes headaches. That said, there are some links between the two. So without further ado, let us talk about a few things that you may not have known about eye care and headaches.
Digital Eye Strain
While modern technology is fantastic and has helped people in more ways than one, there is one big problem that it has left us with. If you are still thinking, that problem is digital eye strain. Spending hours and hours near our computer or mobile phone screens can strain our eyes terribly, resulting in massive headaches. This is particularly true for people who keep their screen’s brightness to a max. Some of the symptoms of digital eye strain include blurred vision, aching and tired eyes etc.
It is also worth keeping in mind that screens are not the only things straining your eyes. Untreated eye problems like farsightedness, astigmatism, near sightedness etc., can also cause strain on your eyes. People suffering from astigmatism can especially develop terrible headaches because their cornea’s abnormal shapes cause them to squint. Squinting too much can cause a great deal of pain in your head.
Kids Also Suffer from Eye Problem Related Headaches
Kids with undiagnosed eye problems are quite susceptible to developing headaches frequently, and it only gets more painful as they grow older. This is a major reason why every child must go through a detailed eye exam before starting school and no, a vision screening performed by the school nurse does not count.
Refractive problems like farsightedness or nearsightedness are not the only vision problems resulting in headaches as staring at excessively bright images can also cause it.
The Right Prescription Can Be Just the Solution
Our vision tends to change so gradually that most of us don’t even notice it for years or months. This is also true for people wearing glasses, as they continue wearing the same prescription lenses that they got from years ago. Merely getting an eye test and receiving the right prescription lenses can make minimize your headaches greatly.
An Eye Exam Can Do Wonders
Your schedule may be packed and you may not be able to find time to attend an eye exam, but you must still take a couple of hours to focus on eye care. At (435) 253-6923, our experts can perform a quick and detailed eye exam, making sure you have the right prescription, which will significantly reduce your headaches.