Vision Therapy in St. Augustine

Vision Therapy for Headaches

(904) 824-0212
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 St. Augustine

Our optometry practice in St. Augustine

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed

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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- Feb. 21, 2024
Go see Dr Brown.
- Feb. 18, 2024
The best staff I have ever seen in eye care!!! They have the mix of professional with friendly down!... Love this staff!
- Feb. 12, 2024
My eyes are very important to me, I feel confident with Dr Horning, he is thorough and caring. I hi... ghly recommend Rowe Family Eye Care
- Jan. 25, 2024
Excellent services
- Dec. 21, 2023
I highly recommend Dr. Pearl and the staff at Rowe Family Eye Care. Super knowledgeable and friendly... .
- Dec. 21, 2023
Great experience for the third straight year. They always do a great job!
- Dec. 11, 2023
This folks everyone is absolutely amazing. Got 3 pairs of glasses and they are exactly what I wanted...
- Dec. 02, 2023
Always good care!
- Dec. 02, 2023
Great overall Experience
- Nov. 29, 2023
Awesome people, highly recommended.
- Nov. 08, 2023
Always friendly. Always thorough. Always professional.
- Oct. 25, 2023
In time, friendly and very efficient.
- Oct. 11, 2023
very professional, timely and helpful
- Oct. 11, 2023
They we're very quick to screen my daughter when I had concerns about her vision in school. They als... o were able to give the teachers wonderful tips on how to help her!
- Oct. 10, 2023
Came in for my yearly eye exam. From the time I walked in until I left I was pleased. Joe waited on ... me at the counter and gave me my paperwork, Taylor took me back and started all the tests, then Dr. Pearl and Amanda came in to do the testing. What a awesome experience. Everything was explained to me and when i did not understand it was ok. Joe then measured my eyes for my new glasses. Rowe deserves a high five for everything. Oh and the cleanliness of the office was great. I highly recommend Rowe.
- Sep. 30, 2023
The staff was friendly and professional. The Dr. was the best that I have seen in many years. She is... very knowledgeable. cares, took her time and explained everything.
- Sep. 29, 2023
Vision therapy at Rowe changed my Son's life. I am forever grateful.
- Sep. 15, 2023
The staff is cordial knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Horning is fantastic and very thorough in his ey... e exams. I appreciate his input and his skill. The other day he gave me one of the most complete and thorough eye examinations and assessment are I’ve had in a long time.
- Sep. 14, 2023
Wonderful experience all around. Highly recommended. I’ll be back!
- Sep. 11, 2023
The whole atmosphere of the Rowe office is friendly and helpful. I had gone to a previous eye clinic... that was so busy the staff had no time for anyone. At Rowe they are with you from the moment you walk in till you leave.

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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 Rowe Family EyeCare.

(904) 824-0212