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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

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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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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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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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?

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

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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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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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My right eye won't look up and is very sore. I can get it to focus if I try but it hurts. What should I do? I spent a long weekend that included sleep deprivation. I looked in the mirror an even through my double vision I can see that my left eye looks up

My right eye won't look up and is very sore. I can get it to focus if I try but it hurts. What should I do? I spent a long weekend that included sleep deprivation. I looked in the mirror an even through my double vision I can see that my left eye looks up

Double vision: You need to see an ophthalmologist to determine why your eyes don't move normally. This could be due to an inflammatory process in the eye socket, thyroid related eye disease, a mass in the eye socket or a neurological problem like myasthenia. ...Read more

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Hi, I experienced a brief (15 seconds) episode of blurred &double vision in my right eye. It returned to normal after that but I did have a strange bitter taste in my mouth for about an hour after! Should I be concerned? BP is normal.

Only if recurrent : A warning of a stroke is typically longer in duration (minutes not seconds) and the bitter taste in mouth does not tend to localize as well. Momentary blurred vision in one eye followed by this bitter taste is confounding. If recurrent you should seek neurological evaluation. Rarely seizures can cause a sense of bad smell or bad taste. ...Read more

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I am having slight double vision that occurs rarely when I don't blink in front of the pc. Barely noticeable Is that normal. Reading and such is fine?

Induced diplopia: You're inducing your own diplopia (double vision) by staring at the PC without blinking since there is an exerted force being applied trying to keep the vision focused. That MENTAL tension translates into MUSCLE TENSION & likely causes an eye cross or similar bringing on diplopia. As I tell my kids, "STOP THAT!" & things nearly always get better. Questions? www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience double vision while inebriated?

Yes: People often lose fusional ability when fatigued. This can also occur after head trauma and other neurological events. ...Read more

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I have been having double vision and can not get an erection?

I have been having double vision and can not get an erection?

Double vision: Double vision and inability to get an erection would suggest a problem with the pituitary gland, you need to see a neurologist or neurosurgeon for an evaluation and possible MRI of the pituitary gland. ...Read more

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I get double vision sometimes when I'm very tired. What can I do?

I get double vision sometimes when I'm very tired. What can I do?

See an eye doctor: The brain keeps the two eyes working together so that each eye is looking at the same object. When some people get very tired, the control over the two eyes can temporarily slip, causing double vision. The usual treatment for this is rest and sleep. If this is new, or happening frequently, you should have a general eye examination. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have double vision often when I am wearing my glasses?

Is it normal to have double vision often when I am wearing my glasses?

Usually not.: Unless there is a big difference in the prescription between the two eyes, you should not experience double vision when wearing your glasses. There may be a problem with the way that the glasses were made or the prescription itself. It could also be something unrelated to the glasses. Your complaint warrants further investigation by the individual who prescribed your glasses. ...Read more

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When I wear my contacts and I look at a light, I often see double vision in the light. Is this normal?

When I wear my contacts and I look at a light, I often see double vision in the light. Is this normal?

No: Contact lens prescription may be incorrect. See if it's there also with glasses. Uncorrected astigmatism is a common cause of blurred edges to an image. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with double vision to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Not long: Most doubllng of vision is acute following trauma, head injuries or due to intracerebral vascular events or tumors. The injury may also be direct trauma to the structures around the eye, as well as tumors and conditions like thyroid malfunction. If persistent more than 2 days or so, you should see your ophthalmologist or better yet a neuro-ophthalmologist who can sort this out for you. ...Read more

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About a year ago I started having double vision. It really bothers me now, especially when I'm driving or watching a movie. How to get rid of it?

About a year ago I started having double vision. It really bothers me now, especially when I'm driving or watching a movie. How to get rid of it?

Answer is obvious: If your car was making a funny sound, would you think, "How can I get rid of that funny sound?" or would you think, "I need to take my car in to the mechanic to find out what's making that sound so HE can get rid of the sound"? It's just as true in medicine as in auto repair: First diagnosis, THEN treatment. How can you "get rid" of something when you don't know what is causing that something? ...Read more

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Pressure on eyes and when I close my eyes, look down and open eyes I get bad double vision. Is this concerning or just something small?

See ophthalmologist: Closing your eyes breaks up the binocular vision and may bring out a drifting of the eyes called a phoria. This would give you momentary double vision. See an ophthalmologist. Glasses or eye exercises may be needed. ...Read more

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They said I have fluid in my brain stem that's why I see double vision and speech problem but did I get fluid in my brain stem?

They said I have fluid in my brain stem that's why I see double vision and speech problem but did I get fluid in my brain stem?

Many reasons: Fluid in the brain can be normal or abnormal. There is spinal fluid all the time around the brainstem, but accumulation of fluid such as hydrocephalus and pseudotumor cerebri can cause problems. There are of course infection, tumors and other conditions that lead to fluid in the brain. You need to be under the care of a neurologist and get all your questions answered. ...Read more

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Had fuzziness to my vision the past couple years. Starting to get worse with double vision, flashes, and tracers. Had perfect eye exams so it ain't them?

Had fuzziness to my vision the past couple years. Starting to get worse with double vision, flashes, and tracers. Had perfect eye exams so it ain't them?

More info needed: I would recommend getting a second opinion with an ophthalmologist. This is not normal and further tests are definitely needed. ...Read more

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Why I don't get double vision?

Diplopia: Doubling of vision can occur for many reasons. The most common is misalignment of the eyes which can be from trauma or damage to nerve leading to the eye muscles. Have you had an event from which one might predict you would get doubling of vision? You could ask about that in another question. ...Read more

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How long can double vision last for?

Depends on cause: This will depend on the cause of the double vision and can be from seconds to permanent. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience double vision while wasted?

Is it normal to experience double vision while wasted?

Yes: I am surprised you even can remember that the next day.
The symptoms depend on what u got wasted on, alcohol or drugs. ...Read more

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How long would it take before my double vision goes away?

Many causes: Doubling can occur from muscle or neurological disease, or structural problems within the eyes including cataracts and high astigmatism. The length that this will persist depends upon the cause. Your best bet is to see an ophthalmologist who can determine the cause and possible solutions. ...Read more

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How long can double vision take to go away while on contacts?

No double vision : Contact lenses if fitted properly should not cause double vision. You should return to whomever fit your lenses and have them evaluate you. ...Read more

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How long till my double vision goes away? How can I make it go away?

How long till my double vision goes away? How can I make it go away?

See an eye doctor: Double vision requires an eye doctor evaluation to determine the cause, course, and possible treatment (as some causes can be serious). Please see an eye doctor sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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As long as I don't see light, my vision is fine. Why does light give me double vision?

Light sensitivity: Light sensitivity may be due to several problems. People with iritis have a red, light-sensitive eye(s). People with cataracts can cause glare and light sensitivity. People with migraine headaches are often light sensitive. Certain medications may cause light sensitivity. If you are still having there problems, and if sunglasses don't solve the problem, see your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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When I wake up during night, I sometimes have double vision for a little while. Is this normal?

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 only a few moments. Phorias do not need to be treated. If you experience double vision at random times of the day or the double vision does not go away, you should see an eye doctor. You may want to see one anyway if only to reassure you. ...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