Migraines and sinus headaches are often confused with other etiologies. Migraines are often located near the top or side of the head. Migraines may have an "aura" preceding the pain. Aura can be visual changes, auditory changes, or strange sensations. Documented triggers for migraines are chocolate, red wine, flickering lights, and some other common foods.

Sinus headaches give a throbbing pain usually located in the forehead, and the top of the cheekbones. Post nasal drip and congestion usually are supporting complaints.

Headaches from vision problems arise at the front of the head, usually above the nose, and can radiate around the eyes. People who find that they have headaches worse towards the end of the day, or after doing a visual task may have a vision headache.

Tension headaches are usually located in the temples and can be felt at the base of the back of the neck. You can wake up with these, or get them anytime of the day.

People who suffer from any recurring headache should be evaluated by a licensed Doctor. Rocky Hill Eye Associates can detect whether the headaches are caused from vision.