Headaches Diagnostics and Treatments
Can Headaches be caused by Vision Problems?
If you’re suffering from frequent headaches it is essential to have an eye exam to determine if an untreated eye problem could be the culprit.
A routine eye exam can turn up a variety of issues related to eyestrain that could be causing headaches. In some cases not wearing the proper vision correction, staring at a computer screen that emits radiation or working in
The most common eye conditions that can cause headaches if left untreated are:
Astigmatism, in which the cornea is not properly shaped causing multiple images in the vision, and requires squinting in order to focus your vision.
knowas farsightedness, which causes strain for focusing on computers or other near tasks
Presbyopia, a condition in which a person’s natural internal lens has become less flexible with age, making it difficult to focus on near objects
However, those headaches could also be triggered by something more serious, such as glaucoma, cataracts, increased cranial pressure, brain tumors, and aneurysms. All of these which are all very serious can lead to vision loss or even worth death.
Eye Exam for Patients with Headaches
We have tailored an eye exam specific for patients with headaches. It starts out just like a typical eye exam with chart readings and a biomicroscopy exam. During this
After the initial tests are complete, we move on to the portion that is dedicated to Headaches and this to rule out any real serious threats to your eyesight or health. Here we start with a complete history that reviews of all the main systems in your body. For
Finally, we do imaging of both the anterior part of the eye and the retina. Our state-of-the-art digital imaging devices are able to work through your pupil, to look at all structures of your eye, including the retina, optic nerve, and blood vessels. This also will include a High Definition Scan of the optics of the eye to determine a patient’s potential quality of vision, and if it is being impacted by some type of neurological problem.
Through these tests, we can determine the root cause of your headaches so that we can take steps to preventively protect your vision and your life. Following the