Headaches, Migraines, and Vision
Did you know that vision problems can often be a hidden culprit behind those persistent headaches? When functional vision problems exist, your eyes and visual system have to work significantly harder than normal, and this leads to headaches. Conditions such as convergence insufficiency (difficulty with eye teaming), eye focusing problems, and a need for proper glasses correction can cause headaches. Computer use and reading often exacerbate the headaches, which can become chronic and debilitating. If you suspect your headaches are being caused by your vision, ask yourself: does computer use and reading make my headaches worse?
Our team of skilled optometrists is dedicated to diagnosing and treating these vision-related issues, helping you find relief from those debilitating headaches and improving your overall quality of life. When you schedule a functional vision evaluation, our doctors will spend time evaluating your vision and your history to determine the best treatment options, enabling you to comfortably get back to the tasks you need to do and enjoy. Using a variety of treatment options, our goal is to address the root cause of your headaches and provide you with the necessary tools to allow your eyes to work easily and comfortably.
If you are prone to migraines, you understand how debilitating they can be. Migraines have a variety of triggers, and functional vision problems can be one of those triggers. If your eyes are working harder than normal to see a clear and single image, or if peripheral motion is difficult to process, then it may trigger a migraine. Other visual symptoms such as blurry vision, light sensitivity, and brain fog may occur as well.
By working with our neuro-optometric doctors to address the vision problems, many patients experience reduced frequency of migraines, and some experience complete migraine relief. A treatment plan will be developed based on your specific needs with progress evaluations periodically to monitor the results.
Even if you have 20/20 vision, you may have a functional vision problem that is causing your headaches or migraines. Schedule a functional vision evaluation with our highly skilled neuro-optometric doctors to find out if an underlying vision problem is at play.