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3 Reasons Your Glasses Are Giving You a Headache June 6, 2019

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3 Reasons Your Glasses Are Giving You a Headache, Honolulu, Hawaii

It can be challenging to concentrate, sleep, or drive when you have a headache. From dehydration to muscle tension, this discomfort can stem from a variety of reasons. Surprisingly, your glasses, which are intended to correct vision and prevent eye strain, could be the cause of your headache.

3 Ways Glasses Could Be Causing Your Headache

1. Outdated Prescription

Your vision will change over time due to age, excessive computer usage, or several other factors. If it has been over a year since your last exam, and you’re experiencing frequent headaches, it might be time for an update. Your eye doctor can also check for other issues, like astigmatism, that may be causing strain and discomfort. Regular exams are vital if you want to maintain healthy vision for life.

2. New Prescription

glassesIf you’ve recently gotten new lenses, give your eyes about two weeks to adjust. After this period, your headaches, eye strain, and blurriness should be rectified. If you continue to experience discomfort, you may need to have your new prescription strengthened or weakened.

3. Ill-Fitting Frames

Your frames could be too bulky and make you feel weighed down. If your glasses are too tight, they might pinch areas of your face, which can result in headaches. Fortunately, your eye care clinic can make a quick adjustment to ensure your frames fit correctly.


If your current glasses are causing you discomfort, turn to the skilled team at Kato & Shoji Optometrists in Honolulu, HI. These professionals welcome patients of all ages across Oahu and provide eye exams and prescription updates as well as treatment for cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. They also offer contact lenses and a wide range of designer frames that can be adjusted to fit you correctly. Learn more about their services online, or call (808) 735-8080 to schedule an appointment.

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