6 Vision Problems That May Be Behind Your Headaches

Calgary Optometrist 6 Vision Problems That May Be Behind Your Headaches

Millions of Canadians suffer from headaches. What many aren’t aware of, however, is that a new pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses can help. 


Have you recently been suffering from headaches? If so, it may be time to schedule an appointment with your local Calgary eye-doctor. Along with headaches, other signs which may indicate you need new eyeglasses or contact lenses include:

  • blurred vision
  • eye strain
  • tired/sore eyes
  • difficulty driving at night
  • squinting/straining eyes

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At Sunridge Eye Clinic, we offer a wide range of services including comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, and glaucoma testing, to provide you with the care you need to achieve your best possible vision health.

 

Eye Problems That Could Lead to Headaches

A variety of eye problems are associated with the onset of headaches. The good news? A perfectly fitted pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses can correct your vision and restore your quality of life.

Here are some of the eye conditions that could lead to headaches:

1. Eye Strain

There are times when problems with your vision interfere with the focusing mechanism of your eye. This means the muscles need to work harder, which can lead to eyestrain and headaches.

Underlying conditions that could cause this to happen include:

2. Astigmatism

This refers to when the cornea is an irregular shape, causing objects to appear blurry. A person with this condition may then squint in order to focus on what they are trying to see, which can contribute to the onset of a headache.

 

3. Farsightedness

For a patient who is long-sighted, nearby objects appear blurry which means the person will squint to focus on them, causing headaches.

 

4. Presbyopia

As you age, the lens of the eye hardens, causing difficulty focusing, sore eyes and headaches.

 

These types of eye conditions can usually be corrected with the use of contact lenses or eyeglasses. If you suspect you have eye strain, make sure to get your vision checked by a qualified professional.

 

5. Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that causes increased pressure in the eye, leading to damage of the optic nerve. It is associated with a buildup of fluid due to a blockage in the drainage area at the back of the eye and can lead to:

  • Severe headaches
  • Vision loss
  • Blurred vision
  • Watery eyes

At our Calgary eye clinic, our optometrists offer advanced glaucoma testing services to diagnose and treat the condition before any vision loss occurs, protecting the health of your eyes and ensuring the quality of your life.

 

6. Tumours/Hemorrhages

Recurring tumours, swelling and/or hemorrhages around the eye can also cause headaches. Often, patients suffering from this also experience symptoms such as blurry or double vision, although some of those affected will have no symptoms at all.

 

Why Visit Your Local Sunridge Optometrist

If you are experiencing unexplained headaches, then it may be time to visit your local optometrist. At Sunridge Eye Clinic, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of eye conditions ranging from astigmatism to glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Our goal is to provide you and your entire family with affordable and comprehensive eye care to help keep your vision as clear and comfortable as possible.

 

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to find out more about our comprehensive eye care for children, adults and seniors, contact our Calgary eye doctors at 403-280-7518 or fill in our online contact form.


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