Often ocular migraines can start with a visualdisturbance, followed by a throbbing headache. These disturbances don't always occur forall people, but if you are driving and you see zigzags of light, flickering lights or enlarging blind spots in your side of your vision, pull over as a safety precaution until the visual disturbance goes away. For most, the typical treatment usually entailsoverthecounter pain medications. For people who have frequent migraines, it is recommendedto keep a log book to keep track of certain foods that have been known to trigger migraine headaches. Some of these are: cheese, red wine, smoked meats, chocolate and caffeinated drinks. Also,make note of nightly sleeping hours activities
and times of emotional stress, as these patternscan also be helpful in determining possible triggers to your migraines. If you experience ocular migraines, book anappointment with your of Optometry. You don't need a referral to see your optometrist,and many optometrists can see you on the same day if you are experiencing pain. Remember,it's important to call your optometrist whenever you experience unusual visual symptomsto rule out sightthreatening conditions that require immediate attention.