Can contact lenses cause headaches? Contact lens wearers often complain of headaches. While many things can contribute to chronic headaches, it is possible that contact lenses may be a contributing factor. Sick and tired of headaches? It could be your contact lenses We always recommend that you consult with your primary care provider if you are suffering from chronic headaches to rule out any serious conditions. But if you wear contact lenses and experience headaches due to your vision, there might be specific reasons, and possible solutions, for this. Contact lens headaches explained Poorly fitted lenses. A poorly fitted contact lens could result in dry eyes. And when your eyes are dry, your contact lenses tend to tighten, resulting in headaches. Presbyopia. This is a condition where your eyes are unable to focus at close range \u2013 this often leads to headaches for those who have worn contacts for years. The condition usually occurs in people in their late thirties and early forties. If you knit or sit at a computer for long periods, you may experience presbyopia. In addition to distance from the computer and lighting, font size is also an important factor. You may find comfort with reading glasses if you\u2019re in this age group and have not previously experienced problems with contacts. Astigmatism. Although toric contact lenses are effective in treating astigmatism, they may not have the same level of effectiveness as glasses. Eye strain can often result from this, causing headaches. It may be necessary to update your contact lens prescription if you experience headaches as a result of astigmatism after wearing them for several hours. How can I stop contact lens-related headaches? Consider LASIK eye surgery if you are not able to wear contact lenses comfortably. LASIK involves reshaping the cornea to correct your vision. Short-sightedness, long-sightedness, and astigmatism can all be corrected by LASIK. At VSON, we are LASIK surgery experts If you\u2019re interested in learning more about LASIK, or any other treatment we offer, or if you have concerns about your vision, call 610737385800 to schedule an initial assessment today, or book an appointment online.