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Why are my contact lenses giving me headache?

Why are my contact lenses giving me headache?

Headaches can ruin ones day and can strike at anytime. It can cause a lot of pain and also lead to further complications. Headaches can be caused due to several reasons like stress, no proper nutrition, not having enough water and also maybe due to overuse of contacts.

If you use contacts and have frequent cases of headaches and suck discomforts, the contacts are to blame. Breaking down this problem can help you feel a lot better and get your life back to normal.

Contact lenses may not be directly responsible for the headaches but might be the instigator. They may set off a series of reactions that may lead to this headache. There are primarily 3 reasons why contacts cause such discomforts

  • Wrong prescription The wrong prescription can cause eye strain and lead to this annoying headaches. They are not to be sold unless a prescription is produced and the wrong prescription can do major harm to one’s vision. Being prescribed the wrong lenses is very rare but can occur due to human mistakes. If you suspect you’ve been given the wrong lenses it is advisable you take them off right away and contact your doctor. Replacing the contacts with the right ones can cure this problem.

  • Ill-fitting contact lenses Poorly fitted contact lenses happen when they are worn for longer than they were supposed to be on for. As a result they dry up and shrink.This causes them to lose their shape and cause discomfort. This means that they no longer move with the eye the way they are supposed to. This is probably the most common cause for headaches in people using contacts. An easy solution to this is not wearing your contacts for long periods of time. Never wear them over night and never over work them. Make sure you are told by the doctor the safe duration for wearing the contracts and stick to it.Looking for an Alternative to Contact Lenses:

  • Dry eyes Dry eyes are the worst kind of irritation. This occurs when the body fails to produce enough tears and mucus to keep the eyes moist. They can also be cause due to poor air quality, side effects of medication and even dry contact lenses.

    The first step to avoid this is to find out what is the cause of your dry eye and work that out first. Even changing your diet can help with dry eye.

    Contact lenses are very convenient but like any other eye wear they need to be taken care of. If not the consequences can effort you vision and even your health.