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Headaches are a common side effect of vision problems. In fact, many people get headaches because they are slightly far-sighted. If you get headaches on a regular basis, it could be because you need eyeglasses or contacts. Understanding your problem can help you get the treatment you need to see clearly.
Farsightedness can be corrected somewhat by straining the eyes. In fact, many people who are farsighted do not even realize that they are farsighted because their vision automatically corrects itself when they try to look at something up close. This constant straining can cause headaches.
Patients who experience headaches on a regular basis should consider when they get the headaches and what they’re doing when this happens. People who get headaches from reading or spending time at the computer very likely have a vision problem. Sometimes this headache will be accompanied by a temporary blurring of the vision which corrects itself later on.
The best way to treat farsightedness is to get glasses or contact lenses. Patients who already have glasses or contacts may need a stronger prescription. This happens by paying a visit to the optometrist. When a patient comes in with a complaint about headaches, the optometrist gives the patient a thorough exam to determine whether or not the patient is farsighted and if so, to what degree. Once this has been determined, then a prescription for corrective lenses may be written and the patient can get eyeglasses.
Patients who prefer contact lenses to eyeglasses must go through a separate exam to determine whether or not contact lenses are right for their needs. If the patient is able to wear contacts, the optometrist will show the patient how to put in the contacts, how to take care of the contacts and what habits must be developed in order to wear contacts safely.
At Lehigh Valley Eye Care Associates, we provide a range of eyeglasses frames and lenses to our patients to ensure that they’ll be able to find the right frames for their needs. Our eyeglasses come in a range of styles and colors to match every style and personal preference.
We also help our patients obtain contacts. We perform contact lens exams and write prescriptions for contact lenses.
Headaches can happen for many reasons, not just because of farsightedness. If you experience headaches on a regular basis, it’s important to determine whether or not you have a vision problem. The best way to tell if your headaches occur because of a vision problem is to see your local optometry specialist in Allentown today. To make an appointment at Lehigh Valley Eye Care Associates, contact us at (610) 432-3258.