Headaches are one of the most commonly occurring aches and pains in the modern world, affecting everyone from school children to the elderly every day. A lot of people don't realise, however, that many of these headaches are the direct result of visual difficulties.
We use our eyes constantly and, in the modern world, spend a huge amount of time staring at computer, phone, and television screens. Whether you're working on a spreadsheet, playing video games, or even just watching TV, the strain on your eyes can build up.
People who work long hours in front of computers, as well as school children who perform a wide range of visually demanding tasks in the course of a day's study, are particularly likely to suffer from eye strain headaches.
The symptoms of an eye strain headache can include pressure above and next to the eyes, especially around the eyebrow areas. These headaches can come on quickly, and will usually last the rest of the day, or until pain relief is administered so it is very important to come in for an eye examination as soon as possible.