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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

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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Without my glasses on, if I cover one eye I see double vision. Is this normal?

Without my glasses on, if I cover one eye I see double vision. Is this normal?

Yes: If it resolves with your glasses on. If not, make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have double vision or just need new glasses?

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 there is a refractive error, which most commonly causes vision to be out of focus or blurry, but not double. Get your eyes examined. ...Read more

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I have been having side by side double vision mainly when driving or watching tv for 3-4 years. Have had prisms put in glasses 2 times now & sometime?

I have been having side by side double vision mainly when driving or watching tv for 3-4 years. Have had prisms put in glasses 2 times now & sometime?

Divergence palsy: When you look at a distance, the in-turning muscles relax, the out-turning muscles tighten. In your case, the out-turning muscles are week- could be medical side-effect, stroke effect, decompensated eye crossing, other neurologic disorder.
If the amount of prisms becomes excessive, have eye muscle surgery.
Contac a "pediatric" ophthalmologist who does a lot of muscle surgery. ...Read more

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If I have double vision do I need glasses?

If I have double vision do I need glasses?

Double vision: Double vision can be due to a neurological problem of the alignment of the eyes or can be due to uncorrected astigmatism. See your eye doctor for a complete eye exam. ...Read more

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Seeing double vision with new glasses until I move them up higher a bit?

Seeing double vision with new glasses until I move them up higher a bit?

Eyeglasses: Have your glasses checked to make sure the optical center of the lens is centered over your pupil. If the optical center is not in the proper place it can induce double vision that improves when you shift the position of your glasses. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have double vision for life, and have to correct it with glasses?

Is it possible to have double vision for life, and have to correct it with glasses?

Yes and maybe: Depending on the cause of the double vision, it can and does last for life. Some cases of double vision can be managed with prism in glasses. ...Read more

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Could the wrong prescription of glasses cause visual disturbances & double vision?

Could the wrong prescription of glasses cause visual disturbances & double vision?

Possibly: It depends upon how off the prescription is. Moderate difference from the true power can be compensated well by most eyes. Only if the prescription is way off can you experience blur and doubling of vision. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a double vision in both the eyes, and it is not going evenafter putting glasses please help?

What to do if I have a double vision in both the eyes, and it is not going evenafter putting glasses please help?

Consult a eye doctor: You may have a palsy of one of the cranial nerves causing dysconjugation of gaze. A formal eye exam will be able to rule out a nerve injury as a cause of the symptom. If it is a nerve injury, it may be temporary & treatable with an eye patch over the affected eye for a period of a few weeks. Ultimately, you need to consult a specialist for a full eval to determine the cause & the right treatment. ...Read more

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I'm having double vision and I try to tell my mom but she just brushes it off as me not wearing my glasses enough. Should I not worry?

I'm having double vision and I try to tell my mom but she just brushes it off as me not wearing my glasses enough. Should I not worry?

There are many: Things that can cause double vision. You should have this looked into especially if it is associated with headache or other symptoms. If you are driving you need to have this fixed right away. (do not drive with double vision). ...Read more

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Do vision problems like blurry or double vision come and go with ms or do they stick around after they start? At what point should you get glasses?

Optic Neuritis: Vision loss in multiple sclerosis is secondary to optic neuritis, which often resolves mostly if not totally. Color vision and contrast sensitivity may remain impaired even when visual acuity improves. No harm in wearing glasses, but see a low vision specialist to avoid the intellectually-barren "balance lens." Double vision can be due to intranuclear ophthalmoplegia or a cranial neuropathy. ...Read more

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Without my glasses on, and if I cover one eye I see double vision?

Without my glasses on, and if I cover one eye I see double vision?

Normal: This is normal if the problem resolves when you put on your glasses. If it does not, see an ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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16, female, been having horrible headaches - pressure/stabbing for 5 months, also some double vision and a lot of anxiety - braces/glasses no help?

16, female, been having horrible headaches - pressure/stabbing for 5 months, also some double vision and a lot of anxiety - braces/glasses no help?

Other symptoms: More information on your symptoms and how your headaches have responded to things such as medications, rest, and other things such as ringing in the ears, double vision, burning/tingling sensations would be helpful. Do you take any vitamins on a regular basis such as Vitamin A, multivitamins, use retinol or derivatives? If you'd like you may write to me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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I have double vision and nearsightedness, will lasik do any good for me? My vision improves 70 % with glasses but I get a hard time focusing anything.

I have double vision and nearsightedness, will lasik do any good for me? My vision improves 70 % with glasses but I get a hard time focusing anything.

Probably not: There are two issues that need specific answers, one is do you really have double vision (that is seeing two separate or partially overlapping images and not just ghosting or blur) and if so, what is the cause? The second is to find out why your vision only improves 70 per cent with glasses. Until then you should not have lasik. ...Read more

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Have cataracts in both eyes 3 years - blurred/double vision - have to buy new glasses every 6 mod. Dr said cataracts not big enough for surgery yet.?

Have cataracts in both eyes 3 years - blurred/double vision - have to buy new glasses every 6 mod. Dr said cataracts not big enough for surgery yet.?

Cataracts: Decision when to have cataract surgery depends on: how much glare/halos you have when driving at night if you drive at night (what did your glare test show?); effect on your activities of daily living; loss of best corrected vision; microscopic exam at slit lamp of cataract; other risk factors (pseudoexfoliation, glaucoma, diabetes & it's control= causes vision flux). See Eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com ...Read more

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I'm 17. I haven't worn the glasses in six months. I am now having a double vision after playing with the phone and I am suffering from pain and noise flashes in my left eye. So what is the reason?

I'm 17. I haven't worn the glasses in six months. I am now having a double vision after playing with the phone and I am suffering from pain and noise flashes in my left eye. So what is the reason?

MIsallignment of eye: When wearing your glasses to treat a crossing eye, if you stop wearing them, your eyes will tend to cross, especially when you read. Your brain, which hates double vision, suppresses it by working overtime and straining to avoid seeing double. They get sore and finally give up the effort. Wear your glasses or get some contacts from your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Do I need to fix my lazy eye? When I don't wear my glasses (pretty often), my lazy eye drifts sometimes and I get double vision. Is there something I need to do about this?

Things to ponder: When you don't wear your glasses & you start having double vision, your brain doesn't like it. Keep it up and your brain can decide to turn off the eye causing the double vision. If it happens often enough you can loose some vision permanently. Work with your eye doc to keep your eyes in the best shape possible. Wear your glasses or get surgery. What you are doing now could cause long term harm. ...Read more

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I see double vision 24/7. I'm 20. And I did get prism eye glasses but they give me eye strain and headaches. Will I have this forever now? I'm worried

I see double vision 24/7. I'm 20. And I did get prism eye glasses but they give me eye strain and headaches. Will I have this forever now? I'm worried

Adjustment: It may be that you haven't fully adapted to the prismatic correction in your glasses, or adjustment may be necessary. Call your eye doc to have a checkup. You may need more or less prism power. Double vision can be very frustrating and adjustments are often needed early in in the treatment. Hopefully your symptoms will resolve quickly. ...Read more

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Is it possible to correct double vision with eyeglasses?

PERHAPS: If the double vision is stable, unchanging, some patients can be fitted with prismatic lenses that control the double vision. If a congenital strabismus, corrective surgery is often valuable. If due to myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, grave's disease, or other active problems, the underlying disorder must be addressed specifically. ...Read more

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Blurry vision with glasses- monocular diplopia-eye redness-gradual. Doc says allergy, steroid drops did not work. Had brain MRI -clear. What is it?

Number of causes: There are several causes of monocular diplopia, from lens to retinal disorders. It might be valuable for you to be referred to an ophthalmologist who can do a detailed examination of front-of-the-eye to back-of-the-eye potential issues. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to reduce diplopia caused by divergence insufficiency other than using prisms in glasses? (I.e. Exercises to do?)

Are there any ways to reduce diplopia caused by divergence insufficiency other than using prisms in glasses? (I.e. Exercises to do?)

Work w/ good Dr.: Find an experienced eye doctor and discuss the possibilities. Many adults are not able to correct such problems w/out prisms. I'm one. Ask about contact lense therapy and even surgical options too. I agree - it would be great to find exercises that work. Best! ...Read more

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Why am I having diplopia must now wear prisms in my eye glasses can't get an answer as to why.

Double vision: Diplopia or double vision is caused by the two eyes not moving in unison. Usually the eye movements of one eye are weaker than the other. An eye exam, imaging studies and a neurologist who specializes in the eyes (neuro-ophthamologist) will provide some answers. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have double vision after a lasik consultation?

No: You could be experiencing temporary ghosting of your vision from the dilation. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...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