The importance of understanding headaches, migraines and how you can best help your patients

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Robert Reed Jr., OD, discusses his AOA 2022 presentation titled: "Migraines: Mother-of-All-Headaches."

Optometry Times'® Kassi Jackson talks with Robert Reed, Jr., OD, about his presentation, "Migraines: Mother-of-All-Headaches," which he is presenting during this year's annual AOA meeting in Chicago.

"We (optometrists) pride ourselves on being primary care, and migraines are absolutely neurologic [and] absolutely vascular. And almost everyone will come in because it's related to their eyes in some aspect, so they automatically start off assuming that, well, it's an eye problem," Reed said.

"And we have the option — or the ability — to be able to be there, either as first line, or they may have been already through a medical regimen and not come up with any answers, and we'll be able to guide them to further care if it's beyond our scope."