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Doctor insights on: If You Have Double Vision Should You Wear Contacts

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If you have double vision should you wear contacts ?

If you have double vision should you wear contacts ?

No, but you can: Depending on the cause of double vision, contacts may help, or at the very least they will not make matters worse. Double vision caused by prescription problems will improve with either glasses or contacts. If the problem is caused by misalignment of the eyes rather than a prescription issue, contacts will not help, but glasses with prism could. ...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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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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Why do my contacts give me double vision?

See your eye dr: Either you have a wrong prescription, a new eye problem, or one of your contacts is inside out. If replacing the contacts doesn't help, see your eye doctor. ...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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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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What does it mean if you have double vision? Is this a neurological condition?

Can be: Binocular double vision typically indicates an eye alignment issue, which can be neurological (vascular, hemorrhagic event or mass), mechanical in terms of affecting the extraocular muscles motility, neurologic in terms of the nerve input to the muscles. ...Read more

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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