Neurology Now:
doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000444211.29137.fc
Departments: Letters

Headaches in Children

Sharpton, Bill O.D.

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Emeritus Fellow, The American Academy of Optometry, Lakemont, GA

In the June/July 2013 issue of Neurology Now, you published an article “Headaches in Children.” I read it two times to be sure I had not read the article incorrectly.

I had not. And by the way, I read all articles in your publication as I receive it. At no point did the author say that headache symptoms in children could be related to an eye-vision problem. This was a serious omission. I have been practicing optometry for more than 49 years, and I would like to emphasize that undetected and uncorrected eye and vision problems can also cause headaches in children as well as adults.

Bill Sharpton, O.D., Emeritus Fellow, The American Academy of Optometry
Lakemont, GA

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