Vision Therapy in Greater Lowell

Vision Therapy for Headaches

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Exploring the Link Between Visual Health and Pain Relief

Headaches are common and often debilitating conditions affecting millions worldwide. While there can be various triggers for these painful episodes, one often overlooked factor is the role of visual health.

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The Visual Factor in Headaches

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Visual health plays a significant role in headaches. Specific visual issues can trigger or exacerbate these painful episodes for many people. Some common visual factors contributing to headaches include:

  • Eye Strain:
    Prolonged reading, computer use, or other visually demanding tasks can strain the eye muscles, leading to headaches.
  • Unresolved Vision Problems:
    Undiagnosed or untreated vision problems, such as astigmatism or uncorrected refractive errors, can cause eye strain, contributing to headaches.
  • Binocular Vision Issues:
    Eye teaming, convergence, or focusing problems can lead to visual discomfort and headache symptoms.
  • Light Sensitivity:
    Sensitivity to light, known as photophobia, can trigger headaches in some individuals.
  • Digital Eye Strain:
    The increasing use of digital devices has led to a rise in digital eye strain, characterized by headaches and eye discomfort.

How Can Vision Therapy Help with Headaches?

Vision therapy can be a game-changer for people struggling with debilitating headaches. By addressing underlying visual challenges, vision therapy aims to alleviate head pain triggers and improve overall visual comfort. Here's how vision therapy can help:

  • Eye Muscle Strengthening:
    Vision therapy exercises can strengthen the eye muscles, reducing eye strain during visually demanding tasks and diminishing the likelihood of headaches.
  • Correcting Vision Problems:
    Vision therapy can address refractive errors and other vision problems, ensuring that the eyes work together effectively, minimizing headache triggers.

Vision Therapy in Greater Lowell

Our optometry practice in Greater Lowell

Photograph of Steven P.  Sikalis
Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

When to Consider Vision Therapy for Headaches

  • Constant Vision Issues

    Vision therapy may be beneficial if you experience visual discomfort, eye strain, or headaches during visually demanding tasks.

  • Unresolved Pain

    When headaches persist despite medical treatment, it's essential to explore the potential role of visual factors.

  • Light Sensitivity

    If light sensitivity triggers or worsens your headaches, vision therapy can help you manage this condition more effectively.

  • Digital Eye Strain

    Individuals experiencing headaches related to digital eye strain can benefit from vision therapy to reduce discomfort during screen use.


Patient Reviews
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- Jul. 12, 2023
Great eye care. Very helpful and friendly staff. Dr. Sikalis is an amazing Optometrist. Highly recom... mend.
- Mar. 21, 2023
Great experience! My concerns were listened to and everything was explained very clearly to help wit... h my dry eyes. Tori and Debbie were extremely helpful when I was picking out glasses. I'm very indecisive and they both had great patience and gave me great advice!
- Nov. 12, 2022
Very professional. Well organized. Dr. Sikalis takes time to explain everything to you. Great plac... e!!
- Nov. 09, 2022
Very thorough with eye exams and staff is so warm and friendly!
- Oct. 07, 2022
A long term patient of Steve Sikalis, I can’t say enough about the care and consideration I receiv... e. Steve takes the time to explain everything to me and I know he joins me in advocating for my eye health. Proficient and friendly; that’s what I want in my health care professionals. Dr Sikalis is all that and more.
- Sep. 28, 2022
Very nice stuffs. . On time appointments. Happy to be there .
- Jul. 28, 2022
Been going here for years. Staff is always pleasant, and Dr. Sikalis is wonderful!
- Jul. 27, 2022
Loved
- Jun. 29, 2022
I brought my dad here as a new patient, Dr. Harney is very efficient, took his time and explain ever... ything relating to diabetic eye disease.
- Apr. 28, 2022
Very friendly coming in. The doctor took time in explaining his findings and what they meant. Friend... ly with helping pick out glasses.
- Apr. 07, 2022
Dr Chris K is such an awesome human being. He has taken care of my dad and daughter’s eyes for yea... rs. The team is amazing at this practice. I strongly recommend Advanced Eye Care Associates.
- Mar. 30, 2022
The staff was kind and efficient! I would definitely recommend Advanced Eye Associates!
- Mar. 17, 2022
I really liked this place and was comfortable being there.. very nice people here.. would definitely... recommend it
- Feb. 21, 2022
Very friendly, very efficient, thorough eye exam. Doctor took the time to talk and explain. Everyb... ody works together seamlessly - it is obviously a very well-run office, and it is also obvious that everybody loves working there and being a part of the team. Wife had diabetes, glaucoma, and other conditions. She went here for several years and loved them and the care she got. They took good care of her, and she - and I - couldn't say enough nice things about them.
- Feb. 17, 2022
Dr Sikalis is an excellent educator on your eye health and well-being. Glad I found this office many... years ago.
- Feb. 01, 2022
Gone there for years, everyone is so nice and helpful!
- Jan. 28, 2022
They are very friendly ,very professional They explained everything to me what's going on I was very... pleased with the service i would recommend it to everyone.
- Jan. 25, 2022
I had the BEST experience at Advanced Eye Care with Dr. Karalekas! I was in need of an immediate ap... pointment, and found this practice on the VSP website under their premier office listings. The staff was extremely professional and helpful, and booked a same-day appointment for my emergency. Dr. Karalekas was kind, empathetic, and had a wonderful manner with me as a patient. He addressed all my concerns and was able to refer me to a specialist (also the same day!) for a second opinion on my issue. The staff at Advanced Eye Care Associates was wonderful and I'll be switching my routine wellness visits to this office. I was so pleased and happy to have found this practice on a quick search, and am looking forward to receiving my regular care here. Thank you again from a very satisfied NEW patient!!!
- Jan. 05, 2022
I had my first visit with Advanced Eye Care yesterday and was pleasantly surprised. The tech explain... ed each test in detail and what they do even though this wasn't my first eye exam. Doctor Harney took the time to listen to me and explained the test results. He was friendly and professional and I'll be using this practice for my eye exams from now on!
- Dec. 24, 2021
I've been to quite a few eye Dr over the years and none have compared to Advanced Eye Care. Dr Kara... likas is the best! He genuinely cares about his patients and work. And the staff is always pleasant and very helpful. I highly recommend.

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Experience Relief with Vision Therapy

Headaches can significantly impact one's quality of life. Vision therapy offers a path to relief, addressing the root causes of headaches and improving your overall visual health and well-being.

If you suspect that visual factors contribute to your headaches or you experience any sort of visual discomfort, schedule an appointment with Advanced EyeCare Associates.

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