Frequent Headaches Related to Vision Problems


Frequent Headaches Related to Vision Problems

If you experience a lot of headaches, your vision could be the culprit. This is a great opportunity to make an appointment at Woodlands Eye Associates for an eye exam. Although not every headache is related to a vision problem, the connection between frequent headaches and vision problems is strong.

Eye Strain

Think about the amount of time you spend looking at your phone, a television, monitor, computer, or any other digital screens we come across every day. Although these modern marvels make our lives more convenient, they cause our eyes to strain. Also known as digital eye strain, if you experience symptoms such as blurred vision, difficulty focusing, tired eyes, or headaches – get a comprehensive eye exam. This could result in much relief through only small corrections to your eye care.

Vision Problems Near and Far

Vision problems such as hyperopia (farsightedness) or astigmatism (abnormally shaped cornea) can put a thestrain on the eye. If you find yourself squinting and straining to see, this can also contribute to frequent headaches. Our sight changes with age, we can develop presbyopia (age-related farsightedness) and can have difficulty reading small print. Even if you had perfect vision all your life, the older you get the less flexible the lenses in the eye become. This also can contribute to frequent headaches and should be discussed with your optometrist during a full comprehensive eye exam.

Children Can Be Affected Too

Any undiagnosed vision problem can cause frequent headaches for children too. This is why pediatric eye exams are essential. Woodlands Eye Associates strongly suggested a full, comprehensive eye exam for your child as early as the age of 5. Our optometrists go beyond any school screening and finding vision problems early is vital to a lifetime of healthy eyes. Children with good vision and eye health tend to achieve more in school, sports, and overall quality of life. Woodlands Eye Associates knows that life is busy but it is important to your eye health to make annual appointments to preserve your vision. If you are experiencing significant eye irritation and discomfort, for any reason, don’t hesitate to contact us at Woodlands Eye Associates. Your eye health and comfort are our top priority. Contact our Medical Plaza 281.367.2020 or Panther Creek 281.367.5335 offices to schedule an appointment today. You can also click on for more information!


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