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What does it mean when you have a fierce headache that started with wavy vision and flashes of light?

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What it could be: A migraine. They don't just make your head hurt. They also can create a light show of auras and flashes in your vision. You might even briefly lose sight from certain types of migraines.

SOURCES:

American Optometric Association: "Adult Vision: 41 to 60 Years of Age," "Spots and Floaters," "Glaucoma," "Dry Eye," "Diabetic Retinopathy," "Astigmatism."

University of Illinois at Chicago: "Presbyopia, Why Bifocals?"

Women's Eye Health: "Dry Eye Syndrome."

National Eye Institute: "Facts About Cataract," “Facts about Glaucoma.”

Cleveland Clinic: "Migraine Headaches."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on February 18, 2018

SOURCES:

American Optometric Association: "Adult Vision: 41 to 60 Years of Age," "Spots and Floaters," "Glaucoma," "Dry Eye," "Diabetic Retinopathy," "Astigmatism."

University of Illinois at Chicago: "Presbyopia, Why Bifocals?"

Women's Eye Health: "Dry Eye Syndrome."

National Eye Institute: "Facts About Cataract," “Facts about Glaucoma.”

Cleveland Clinic: "Migraine Headaches."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on February 18, 2018

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