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Is Your Headache Related to Your Eye Strain?

Do you get a headache that seems to be getting worse as you continue to stare at your computer screen? Eye strain is a common and uncomfortable symptom which can be caused by a variety of factors. In the post-COVID environment, many of us are spending more time in front of a computer screen. Prolonged periods of starting at a computer screen can lead to eye strain. Eye strain can then lead to a headache, although this does not always happen. Other eye issues, such as a dry eyes, degenerative eye diseases and uncorrected near-sightedness or farsightedness can also cause headaches. In this comprehensive guide by Tropika Club, we will explore the types of eye strains and how they can lead to headaches. We will also recommended ways to treat such headaches.

1. What are the types of Eye Strains?

Eye strains are usually considered as a symptom (rather than condition) arising from a set of activities or causes. While some people do not easily develop eye strains, others can easily develop eye strains from their activities. There are many kinds of activities that can lead to eye strains, which then develop into a headache or even migraine. Usually, the victims of eye strains are those that sit and stare at computer screens for extended periods. Others may develop eye strain from the wrong spectacle prescription, or having too much or too little light in the environment. The types of eye strains are as follows:

  • Watery eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Sore eyes
  • Watery eyes

2. Are Headaches caused by Eye Strains?

Headaches can be a result of eye strains. Generally, any eye problem will cause discomfort or irritation in the eye or eyes, which in turn causes headaches. It is important to note, though, that most headaches are not the result of eye strains. Very often, headaches could be tension-related headaches that has little to do with one’s vision. In addition, headaches that occur when one wake up from sleep or rest are also not due to eye strains. Lastly, people with primary headache disorder such as migraine or tension-type headaches are not caused by eye strains.

Notwithstanding, very occasionally, headaches can be caused by the following eye strains or eye-related issues:

  • if you have injuries to your cornea or corneas
  • if you have an eye infection
  • if you have dry eyes or your tear ducts are not producing enough tears
  • If you have an acute attack of glaucoma
  • If you have uncorrected nearsightedness or farsightedness

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