Eye strain and tension are common causes of headaches. If you are experiencing frequent head pain due to your eyesight, it may be time for a checkup. At Paragon Eye Associates, we offer comprehensive eye exams to identify the cause of your headaches and give you the care you deserve. Get in touch with our Arlington or Mansfield office to learn more.
Why Do Vision Problems Cause Headaches?
Your eyes are connected to your nervous system, so it is no surprise that something that affects your eyes can also affect the pain centers in your brain. Eye strain is one of the most common causes of migraines. This is where your eyes simply have to work too hard to focus. When your eyes work too hard, your eye muscles contract. These contractions cause tension that triggers an eye strain headache. These headaches feel like pain and discomfort behind your eyes.
Can Headaches Be a Sign of an Illness?
While eye strain is the most common cause of headaches, other issues could also be responsible. These include:
- Having monocular vision
- Having glaucoma
- Having the wrong lens prescription
- Poor vision correction
What Are the Treatment Options?
At Paragon Eye Associates, we can offer you comprehensive vision exams to help identify the cause of your headaches. If your problem is related to having the incorrect lens or no lens at all, we can discuss glasses or contacts. The right prescription can make a big difference in how comfortable you are and how good your vision is. Get in touch to learn more today.
Treatments for Headaches in Arlington and Mansfield, Texas
If you have frequent headaches or migraines, your eyesight may be to blame. To find out, get in touch and schedule an eye exam here at Paragon Eye Associates. Schedule your appointment by filling out the form below. You can also contact us over the phone by dialing (817) 277-6433 for our Arlington office or (817) 477-0223 for our Mansfield office.