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Can I wear an eye patch while driving to correct double vision?

Can I wear an eye patch while driving to correct double vision?

Yes: As long as your field of vision and visual acuity with one eye is still within the legal range. You would have to turn your head to look more, and know that depth perception would be off (need to adjust to monocular cues). ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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In using an eye patch to correct double vision while driving which eye would be the best choice?

In using an eye patch to correct double vision while driving which eye would be the best choice?

Cover right: Most hazards that are important in our society where we drive on the right side of the road, come from the left. So you need the peripheral vision of the left side, so cover your right eye for this purpose. ...Read more

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Does wearing an eye patch change your vision?

Does wearing an eye patch change your vision?

Not really: The patch of course blocks the vision in the eye covered but does not change the condition of the underlying eye. Patching is used in infants and children to force an increase in vision in the open eye to prevent a condition called amblyopia. But such an effect is not seen in adults. ...Read more

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Can wearing an eye patch on a "good" eye cause vision damage, or make the covered eye lazy?

Can wearing an eye patch on a "good" eye cause vision damage, or make the covered eye lazy?

Amblyopia: The treatment for a lazy (amblyopic) eye is to patch the good eye in a controlled manner. Sometimes the amblyopia can switch but the vision is recoverable. That is why it needs to be done in a controlled manner. ...Read more

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How would wearing an eye patch affect your vision?

How would wearing an eye patch affect your vision?

In an adult,: it has no effect. In a child, it can blind the patched eye. ...Read more

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Can wearing an eye patch, closing one eye, improve vision and minor eye lag/lazy eye in other eye? How much training would it take to improve

Can wearing an eye patch, closing one eye, improve vision and minor eye lag/lazy eye in other eye? How much training would it take to improve

Possibly: If you had patching when you were an infant and a young child, then your eyes (each alone) may have reached their best potential vision by age eight. The vision can then drop in one of the eyes and be brought up to its best 8 year old level when you are older. If the vision was poor by age eight, then you are out of luck. ...Read more

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Does wearing an eye patch correct a lazy eye?

Does wearing an eye patch correct a lazy eye?

Won't work: Eye patching works primarly in children who are 8 years old or less. Older children and teenagers who have never been treated may respond to patching. Adults do not respond. ...Read more

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How long should a baby to wear an eye patch to correct a lazy eye?

How long should a baby to wear an eye patch to correct a lazy eye?

Depends: This is a question for your pediatric opthamologist. The answer varies depending upon the severity and response to therapy. ...Read more

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For two days i keep getting a floating black circle shape floating in the vision of my right eye, it's driving me crazy what is it?

For two days i keep getting a floating black circle shape floating in the vision of my right eye, it's driving me crazy what is it?

Vitreous detachment : You symptoms sound consistent with a separation of the vitreous gel (PVD) in your eye. The resulting grayish circle is what used to connect to the optic nerve. Usually a PVD occurs around 60 yo. It's recommended to have a dilated eye exam to make certain that this normally occurring process hasn't disrupted (retinal tear) the inner lining of the eye, called the retina. ...Read more

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Glaucoma in 1 eye. damage to nerve. Dr. said is controlled & field hasn't changed but I have noticed vision change when driving. Why not show in test?

Glaucoma in 1 eye. damage to nerve. Dr. said is controlled & field hasn't changed but I have noticed vision change when driving. Why not show in test?

Vision change: may indicate worsening glaucoma or poor control. Visual field test result may not be accurate. Consider talking to your eye doctor again for revaluation including ocular pressure check ...Read more