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I get double vision after being on the computer for so long. Is this normal?

I get double vision after being on the computer for so long. Is this normal?

No: You are probably straining your eyes too much. Appropriate computer glasses may help this. Regardless, this is a reason to see your eye doctor as the underlying cause may be much more serious. ...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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Double vision from too much computers, what to do?

Double vision from too much computers, what to do?

An ophthalmologist : can determine which of the 20 or so causes of diplopia, or double vision, you have. That's an M.D. eye doctor, not an optometrist. If you have true diplopia in one or both eyes, do not assume it is from computer work. ...Read more

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At work i'm on the computer all 8hours all of a sudden I have double vision on things i don't pay attention to also pain behind eye this dry eye?

Dryness possible: Computer work is quite drying and i advise those with steady computer use to keep a bottle of lubricating drops next to the video screen to use frequently. Doubling of objects out of the line of proper focus is normal although we usually ignore this. Probably the fatigue of steady computer use has made you more aware of this normal image. Relax for five minutes every 1 1/2 hours. ...Read more

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I get double vision when I stand up suddenly after working long hours. Is this normal?

I get double vision when I stand up suddenly after working long hours. Is this normal?

Blood pooling: You probably have some degree of blood pooling in the lower extremities which increases with the inactivity of prolonged sitting. When you stand up suddenly your upper body, and this includes the eye muscle coordination center in the brain stem, has a temporary loss of blood and this alters the function which for you causes a brief doubling of vision. Try getting up slowly/flex your muscles first. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have double vision while writing or reading or watching tv for long in dark?

Is it normal to have double vision while writing or reading or watching tv for long in dark?

It can be.: Many people will have some degree of misalignment between their two eyes when fatigued. This is called a phoria. It is normal. Patients will experience double vision temporarily, but should easily be able to eliminate the double vision by "refocusing". Double vision that does not go away or happens frequently is abnormal and should be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal to get double vision when zoning out?

Please advise if it's normal to get double vision when zoning out?

Yes: If you are zoning out and not focusing on something you eyes might drift inward or outward, which will give you double vision. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get double vision by pushing on back of eyelid..?

Is it normal to get double vision by pushing on back of eyelid..?

Yes: You can induce astigmatism of the cornea which can cause double vision by pressing on the eye or eyelid. You can also stimulate retinal cells which will leave a scotoma or after image by pressing on the more posterior aspects of the eye. ...Read more

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Hi I have been diagnosed with fybromyalgia and under active thyroid for six years, I have started to get double vision when tired! is this normal?

Hi I have been diagnosed with fybromyalgia and under active thyroid for six years, I have started to get double vision when tired! is this normal?

Multifactorial: Fibromyalgia is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. These factors increase inflammatory chemicals which can cause pain and inhibit thyroid function. Double vision can be a serious problem. Have this checked out. ...Read more

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I have double vision and floaters for more than 10 years without any treatment. Should I get a treatment after so long?

I have double vision and floaters for more than 10 years without any treatment. Should I get a treatment after so long?

Vision changes: Hello, Absolutely. Have your vision and eyes checked by your Opthomologist. Retina changes may be slowly occurring. Some injury may be irreversible if left untreated. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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Double Vision (Definition)

When two separate images which are displaced in space are perceived at the same time due to a ...Read more