Many people experience chronic throbbing and pounding on their temples or on the top of their heads. While regular eye exam appointments can shed some light on a lot of eye concerns, it can, surprisingly, also reveal what’s really causing your headaches.
Headaches can come from working in poorly lit spaces or from being in front of a computer for long periods. If this is the case, there is a very real chance that your headache is directly linked to vision problems. Here are a few tips from our eye care experts at Eye and Vision Care on how to deal with headaches caused by eye conditions.
Eye strain is known to cause headaches. In some cases, eyeglasses or contacts can also be related to eye strain, especially when they are used incorrectly. Pain can build up in the eyes, extending in the temples where muscles used in focusing vision can often become overworked. Give your eyes a rest by blinking often and shifting your focus on another object to lessen the stress your eyes.
Cataracts can cloud your lenses and make clear vision more difficult. These can lead to ocular migraines, which are both painful and risky. In some cases, it may even cause vision loss because of how these headaches are connected to the nerves and blood vessels of the eyes. Other issues you have to watch out for are glaucoma, myopia and hyperopia and astigmatism.
Seeing an Eye Specialist
See an eye doctor as soon as possible when you’re experiencing unusual headaches. Doctors will help you identify certain triggering conditions and suggest treatment solutions such as a better fitting pair of contact or orthokeratology lenses. Don’t endure headache pains, especially if you suspect they are being caused by eye problems. Early diagnosis can save you from worse issues that may arise.
Are your vision problems triggering your migraines? Let our specialists at Eye and Vision Care help you keep your eyes healthy and headache-free. Give us a call today at (703) 961-9119 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve Fairfax, VA, as well as other areas nearby.