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Why do i have double vision when i wake up

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
It certainly can be: A lot of people have a "phoria": the inability to keep the 2 eyes looking together when they are tired. This is quite common, and usually lasts for o... Read More
Dr. Leonardo Dacanay
Ophthalmology 20 years experience
Usually normal: While asleep, our eyes cross slightly outwards. This is because the bony orbits supporting our eyes are positioned outwards and while awake, our brai... Read More

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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Discuss w/ provider: You need to inform your provider of these symptoms. Without such information it is much more difficult to care for you properly. It might be a drug in... Read More
Dr. Donald Collins
Dr. Donald Collinsanswered
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Probably not the med: These symptoms don't sound like things the thyroid med would cause. Perhaps you have a problem with circulation or the brain. See your doctor and ge... Read More
Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
Seems unrelated: Hi. I can't say anything for certain, not knowing your case, but I can't see adding a thyroid hormone to Prozac (fluoxetine) and topiramate for one we... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Many reasons: Double vision is due to lack of coherence of eye muscles, and can be due to problems with nerve locally, eye muscle weakness or fatigue (myasthenia gr... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Eye muscle problem: Most often, it means one or more of your eye muscles isn't working properly. Occasionally, it can be the result of a stroke. You should see an eye doc... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Watry
General Practice 21 years experience
Evaluation: Double vision for 2 weeks.. Please see your Dr. this is disturbing, and could suggest a number of problems
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Probably: Doubling of vision, which does not go away, can be from changes in the nerve supply to the eye muscles due to vascular, infectious or tumorous lesions... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Haug
Neurology 15 years experience
See an eye doctor: Double vision refers to have two distinct images when viewing an object, such as looking at one pencil and seeing two. New glasses are needed when the... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Sadri
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Many things : Distance diplopia is commonly associated with refractive error. A simple pair of glasses can help.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Vertical diplopia: Seeing double with images one above the other is called "vertical diplopia". There are many possible causes, and some of them are important.... Read More