Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Includes Expert Content
    Headaches related to vision?
    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.
    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.

    Featuring Experts

    Alan Kozarsky, MD, is one of the leading corneal, cataract, and vision correction specialists in the country and was selected again this year by Atla...More

    Helpful Tips

    blurry eyes
    sometimes I experience blurred eyesight and shaking of my lower eye. do I have astigmatism and do I need to go to an eye doctor? More
    Was this Helpful?
    1 of 1 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.