Have A Headache? Check Your Eyes!

African American woman with headache on laptop

Headaches occur pretty often. In fact, the National Headache Foundation notes that 45 million Americans suffer from headaches which are chronic and recurring. Migraine headaches affect 28 million of the 45 million who suffer from headaches. Since headaches are common, they can be misdiagnosed or associated with many ailments.

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Sometimes, pain associated with headaches may be diagnosed as a regular headache. However, if you consistently experience headaches, there is a possibility that your headaches could be associated with your vision. In order to determine if this is the case, you should obtain an eye exam.

As you head to your eye doctor for an annual eye exam, here are some of the connections you should know which exist between vision and headaches. One common cause of headaches is eyestrain. Eyestrain occurs when the small muscles in your eye are overworked. Some signs of this include blurred vision, aching eyes and recurrent headaches.

Eyestrain can be tied to several things according to the vision site MyEyes.com which includes, but is not limited to, the following:

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Presbyopia – This is when the eye lens become hardened. Some of this naturally occurs with the aging process. Other effects include difficulty in focusing on objects, sore eyes and headaches.