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An increase in the frequency or
severity of headaches can be
linked with the health of your eyes.


& your eyes

Some eye conditions can make you overwork your eye muscles and lead to headaches. For example astigmatism, hyperopia and presbyopia can cause objects look distorted or blurry and you'll struggle to see clearly, putting a strain on the eyes. A build up of pressure inside the eye causes glaucoma and will give you pain.

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& your eyes

Migraines are a type of headache that can be very severe. A 'migraine with aura' is associated with bright, flashing dots, wavy lines or temporary blindness. Without these visual signs, it is known as 'migraines without aura'. Visual signs without the headache is known as a silent migraine, or a ‘migraine aura without headache’.

Headache Pain

Many eye conditions that lead to headaches can be treated with glasses,
and can be spotted during a regular eye examination.
Plenty of rest is advised for people suffering from a migraine with aura. Most of the visual warnings that comes with this type of migraine are harmless and tend to disappear within half an hour. But if a migraine leads to unusual vision symptoms, an examination needs to be done to check for conditions that can damage sight.

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