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Headaches related to vision?
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ElizabethTracy posted:
I've been getting headaches around my temples and forehead lately. I was reading somewhere that this can be caused by your the Rx for your contacts & glasses changing. Is that real? I haven't gone to the eye doc in almost 2 years (I know that's really bad) but I still seem to see everything OK.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
Headaches can occasionally be related to vision and improper eyeglass/contact lens prescription. Clues to this cause for headache may include the headache consistently starting while performing visually demanding activities.

On the other hand, there are important non-vision causes of headaches that need to be investigated when a new pattern of headache begins. The new occurence of headaches near the temple in a person over 50 years old is a cause for concern and should be shared with your primary care physician as well as your eye doctor.

So, it would be a good idea to tell both your primary care doctor and eye doctor about this new symptom.


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