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If you suffer from frequent headaches following reading, writing, prolonged computer use or long distance driving; it may have something to do with your eyes. It could be as simple as needing to update your prescription or start wearing glasses, or it could be visual stress, eye strain, glaucoma, light sensitivity or computer vision syndrome.


Computer Vision Syndrome.

Computer vision syndrome is where you suffer from headaches and eye strain from strenuous computer use throughout the day. You may also struggle with blurred vision or eye irritation (dry eyes). Luckily our lens supplier Zeiss Laboratories have an extensive catalog of office friendly lens, to take to edge of these symptoms for all types of working eyes. Zeiss also have a Duravision Blue Protect coating which filters the harsh blue light that radiates from your devices; in order to protect your eyes while you work.

For more helpful information click HERE.


Colourimetry is another helpful treatment for preventing visual headaches. Coloured lenses have been helping our patients with reading, computer use and light sensitivity since 2014. By testing the patients vision quality with and without coloured overlays we are able to determine if coloured lenses are beneficial option.

See more on colourimetry testing HERE.


Other causes to take into account.

  • Posture
  • Diet and exercise
  • Hydration
  • Medications
  • Injuries or medical conditions

If you suspect your headaches are related to your eyes please fill out this Headache questionnaire and bring it with you to your next eye examination with us.

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