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Study: Vision rarely the cause of headaches in kids

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

 

New research shows vision or eye problems are rarely the cause of repeated headaches in children, even if the headaches usually seem to occur when the child is doing homework or other visual tasks.

These findings refute a widely-held belief among parents that frequent headaches mean their child needs glasses.

This study from Albany Medical Center in New York found about 30 percent of children had eye conditions that required something other than vision correction including lazy eye and misaligned eyes. Seventeen percent had a family history of migraines.

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