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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

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 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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Suddenly can't see out of eye the other day i was watching tv and i started having double vision. Then the next day i woke up and my left eye was blurry and i couldn't see out of it at all. I've been getting migraines my entire life and a few hours after

Suddenly can't see out of eye the other day i was watching tv and i started having double vision. Then the next day i woke up and my left eye was blurry and i couldn't see out of it at all. I've been getting migraines my entire life and a few hours after

The : The symptoms are not typical for a migraine alone. You noted two distinct and dramatic symptoms (double vision, blur), separated in time, and i think you indicate a headache as well. More history will help to zero in on the problem, and if you were my patient i'd have you come in promptly (i.e. That day) to figure out what's going on. While migraine (which can change in presentation over time), loss of control of a pre-existing eye muscle imbalance, and/or surface irritation would be the most benign cause, other, time sensitive and potentially dangerous situations should be investigated immediately. You might have a vascular cause needing immediate attention (e.g. Transient ischemic attack, temporal arteritis or other inflammations) or other issues. My advice: see your eye md asap. ...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?

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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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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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 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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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 even after having eye muscle surgery?

Is it normal to have double vision even after having eye muscle surgery?

Depends: Right after surgery or has it been awhile? If eye muscle surgery was supposed to correct it but did not, then could be under/over-corrected, or could have alignment issues in more than 1 direction that was only partially treated, or other causes. ...Read more

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When i lay down and watch tv or use my ipod for a while, i start to see the words double like if i had diplopia. Vertically, i see 2 of the same words?

When i lay down and watch tv or use my ipod for a while, i start to see the words double like if i had diplopia. Vertically, i see 2 of the same words?

Double vision: Some people confuse double vision and blurred vision. Double vision is seeing two distinct, separate images of the same thing. Most double vision is due to misalignment of the eyes. Double vision with fatigue is common in people who have a tendency for misalignment - called a phoria. If it occurs frequent, a correction in glasses called prism can done to reduce or eliminate it. ...Read more

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Help with double-vision!? Merely nearsighted, but lately there is a shadow when reading words and signs?

Check your vision: A shadow doesn't necessarily mean "double vision", it could be a manifestation of out of focus vision. If the trouble is only at near, then it may be presbyopia. Have a thorough eye exam to determine the cause. ...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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How do I get rid of double vision? I have reading /comprehension problems. I am doing the #3-3 cups test, is it healthy with unfocused eyes?

How do I get rid of double vision? I have reading /comprehension problems. I am doing the #3-3 cups test, is it healthy with unfocused eyes?

See an eye doc: There are multiple potential reasons for double vision, some of which can be serious. I would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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I woke up in the morning I hade double vision in my left eye . The day before I put my phone in dark box and watched movies . This is the reason ?

I woke up in the morning I hade double vision in my left eye . The day before I put my phone in dark box and watched movies . This is the reason ?

Not related to movie: I do not think your watching a movie had anything to do with your double vision. I would see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible to determine if you had a retina detachment. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i see double vision and feel dizzy everytime i put my head bavk up after reading or looking down for a few minutes?

What does it mean if i see double vision and feel dizzy everytime i put my head bavk up after reading or looking down for a few minutes?

See your PCP: for consultation. The neurological exam might help find an etiology for this symptom or rule out any other pathology. Take care. ...Read more

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19 m over last 3 weeks have had slight double vision when looking at lit lettering (tv) exit sign. Even when both eyes covered. 20/20 vision causes?

Double: There are many reasons for double vision....Your eyes may dry out when watching tv...Your eyes may be slightly misaligned...You may need glasses...You may have astigmatism. In any case, please see your local eye doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can clonazepam suddenly cause binocular double vision when reading in a person who has been on the drug for 4 years. 1mg qhs for ptsd.

No: This is not caused by the drug. Double vision is a serious sign that needs evaluation. An ophthalmologist is the type of doctor you should see. ...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?

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?

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

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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 seeing double vision just before a panic attack normal?

Panic Attacks: Panic attacks can present with different symptoms palpitations, breathing difficulties, shaking mind going blank tingling in ears tunnel vision that one can not see clearly.The duration and severity of these symptoms vary from individual to individual.The treatment should be optimized to have better control of all the disabling symptoms of panic attacks. ...Read more

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I opened my eyes wide and I had double Vision for a minute or two and went away is it normal to happen?

Muscle imbalance: When you strain your eyes to open widely, you are changing the neural input to the muscles that align your eyes. For some people that have a delicate balance in their alignment this can temporarily upset fusion and create double vision. ...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

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