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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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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?

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

Dr. Tim Conrad
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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