Vision Therapy in Woodbury

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 Woodbury

Our optometry practice in Woodbury

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UCare
  • Preferred One
  • Medica
  • Health Partners
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MetLife

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. 22, 2024
My 91-year-old grandmother had a stroke 9 months ago and lost a lot of her peripheral vision on her ... right side. Dr. Cole and his team have assisted her with slowly regaining some of that vision. The goal is not to get her driving again, but rather to just improve that peripheral vision so she can ambulate safely around her assisted living building. Not only has her vision improved, but so has her confidence and positive outlook. Having been very close to my grandmother for the majority of my life, I have watched how seniors are often treated as though there is no upside to aging. That is not the case at Woodbury EyeCare. In fact, we moved all of her eyecare from a different clinic that felt like a factory to Woodbury EyeCare because she has been treated so well. Thank you to everyone there for the outstanding work! We are very grateful!
- Jan. 27, 2024
This was my first experience at the Woodbury Eye Clinic. Dr. Nguyen made me feel comfortable from t... he get-go. She is extremely knowledgeable and takes time to listen to (and answer) any questions that you might have. I will definitely return to this clinic again for my yearly eye exam!
- Jan. 03, 2024
My doctor is freaking amazing
- Dec. 03, 2023
I always have a good experience at the Woodbury Eyecare Clinic
- Oct. 13, 2023
I don’t know where I would be if I hadn’t been referred to Dr. Cole. It has been life changing a... fter my TBI. I can’t thank him and his team enough.
- Oct. 05, 2023
Great staff and Dr Cole was very friendly. They were able to get me in on a last minute emergency ap... pointment because I had something in my eye. Felt instant relief and was relieved they were able to accommodate me and get me in right away!
- Sep. 30, 2023
Very thorough and professional
- Sep. 25, 2023
From the time I walked in, everyone was friendly and professional, I felt from the beginning of the ... appointment that I was in good hands and that if anyone can help me through my concussion, I'm in the best place.
- Sep. 04, 2023
I’ve been a return customer with my family since 2007 and never been disappointed.
- Jul. 01, 2023
Dr. Cole is ah-mazing!!!!!!! Love it there!!! We receive our family eye care yearly. Dr. Cole doe... s an excellent job at explaining the visual system and overall health. My son received vision therapy and is doing great, l love the care we get.
- Jun. 30, 2023
I came here after being with another provider for years. I felt the other places service and experie... nce was declining, so based on reviews I tried Woodbury Eye Clinic. I was not disappointed. The service and care by everyone was amazing. Dr. Nguyen was phenomenal!! I’ve already recommended her to two friends.
- Jun. 19, 2023
Great staff. Excellent eye care in fulfilling my prescription. They had great knowledge of their pro... duct and gave excellent customer service.
- Apr. 12, 2023
Edited from one star to five stars based on subsequent experience. I had an issue after my first pho... ne call getting them to work with my insurance, but they very quickly did. Most importantly, I have seen incredible progress after just five visits. I went from having blurry vision (after a concussion) 30% of the time to not at all. I also noticed a huge improvement in my ability to focus and work. I was fatigued before, and now I have tons of energy. Everyone has noticed that I'm feeling better. If you are having any issues, definitely try vision therapy, and definitely do the exercises as prescribed.
- Apr. 04, 2023
Nice inviting place with capable staff and doctors.
- Mar. 24, 2023
I found Kim Nguyen, O.D. and staff to be knowledgeable, professional, and kind.
- Mar. 21, 2023
I had a head injury that was causing headaches and vision problems. Dr. Trent Cole and his staff pro... vided extraordinary care. I have recovered extremely well. I feel incredibly lucky to be their patient.
- Mar. 12, 2023
This place is great for optimal vision function. Grateful I found them!
- Mar. 10, 2023
Why doesn't EVERY eye doctor test for all the things Dr. Cole tests for? This clinic goes above and... beyond any "normal" eye exam and really addresses the whole person by helping correct issues with not only vision, but with how the brain is visually comprehending the world around it. LOVE it!
- Feb. 17, 2023
The staff is great and very professional. I saw Dr. Nguyen and she was very helpful.
- Feb. 16, 2023
On time with everything had the right answer fory eyes

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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 Woodbury Eye Clinic.

(651) 436-3356