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This is the fourth time I am changing my spectacles. I have a headache. What do I do?

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Answered by

Dr. Dadapeer. K

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At July 28, 2014
Reviewed AtJanuary 4, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 21 year old male. This is the fourth time I am changing my spectacles. But this time, the spectacles are hurting my ears and my right eye. And I also have a headache. What do I do?

Answered by Dr. Dadapeer. K


Welcome to icliniq.com.

From the history, it seems that you are having a refractive error with frequent change of spectacles.

The probable cause for your headache is the change in the refractive error.

I advise you to undergo refraction testing and change your spectacles according to the refractive power required.

Since you are have been frequently changing your spectacles you need to go for retinoscopy under cycloplegia by using dilating eye drops.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Dadapeer. K
Dr. Dadapeer. K

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)

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