HEADACHE & MIGRAINE TREATMENT & RELIEF:
Optometrists provide essential primary contact with patients presenting with a range of eye problems.
Most problems can be addressed through simple procedures such as prescription lenses, eye exercises and advice.
Optometrists are also able to diagnose and detect eye diseases which may require further intervention by a General practitioner or Ophthalmologist, via referral.
There are a number of common eye conditions which can contribute to head-pain, so it is important to consider this as a possible source of irritation, even where other more obvious causes can be identified. Eye-Strain is among the most common eye conditions leading to head pain, and may result from problems with focus. Headache treatment or migraine treatment in such cases, should consider examination and prescription of corrective lenses which often assists in some cases.
Other cases may be as simple as improving lighting conditions at work, or more complex requiring specialist care.
An examination is recommended where the eye, or vision is a problem.
All cases of headache & migraine need to be properly diagnosed by a trained health care professional first. Your family doctor is ideally positioned to help make decisions with you and co-ordinate any therapeutic trials. Many cases have a number of causes (not just one), so it is important to consider a combination of therapies / or approaches when this is the case.
Head Pain Articles by Head Pain Experts
EyeStrain For a person to obtain clear vision, the focusing power of the eye’s cornea (front of eye) and lens (eye’s focusing mechanism) must result in the image of an object falling on the retina (back of eye). When this does not occur, the eye is said to be ametropic. There are three different classes… Read More
Glaucoma The eye has an internal fluid (aqueous) which maintains a pressure inside the eye, referred to as the intraocular pressure. If drainage of this fluid is disrupted, the pressure within the eye rises and may result in glaucoma. Glaucoma is a disease process that occurs when the nerves that transmit information from the eyes… Read More
Optic Nerve Damage Papilloedema is a condition whereby there is a swelling of the optic nerve (transmits messages from the eye to the brain) due to elevation of the pressure of the fluid, inside the skull. Visual symptoms may include transient bouts of visual blurring, along with double vision followed by complete recovery. It is… Read More