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What are some eye exercises I can do when I have double vision?

What are some eye exercises I can do when I have double vision?

Pencil pushups: Double vision always needs to be evaluated by an eye md. If the diplopia is associated with fatigue, try focusing on a near object over several minutes. ...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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What to do if I have like double vision light glare, do I have an eye disease?

What to do if I have like double vision light glare, do I have an eye disease?

If you have double: vision with both eyes open, binocular diplopia, see an ophthalmologist soon. In infants & kids,eye muscle weakness(es) can cause the eyes not to converge on the same target, with or without other disorders. Adult-onset diplopia can be from a variety of systemic illnesses, medications, corneal irregularities, very dry eyes or prior eye surgery. See your primary physician for this problem.also. ...Read more

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What to do if I have vertical double vision in both my eyes.?

What to do if I have vertical double vision in both my eyes.?

Seek evaluations by : an ophthalmologist, not an optometrist, by your primary physician &, possibly, by a neurologist. Adult-onset binocular diplopia can be from systemic or neurological disorders. Diplopia, or double vision, is the simultaneous perception of two images of a single object, displaced vertically in your case. Both eyes function, but can't converge to target the object at which you direct your gaze. ...Read more

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What can I do to boost when I have eye refractive error?

What can I do to boost when I have eye refractive error?

Eyeglasses: Eye refractive error is the technical term for a need for eyeglasses (or contacts) to correct vision. This is the best way to see clearly and your ophthalmologist can evaluate your needs and recommend the best eyeglasses for you. You might be eligible for contacts or lasik. ...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?

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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Why does my right eye have double vision and what can I do about this?

Why does my right eye have double vision and what can I do about this?

Needs evaluation: Be sure it is the right eye only (you see double when you cover the left eye). If so then something is amiss with the right eye which could be cataract, uncorrected astigmatism or retinal abnormalities. This should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to see what can be done to eliminate the doubling. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have photopsia in both eyes?

What should I do if I have photopsia in both eyes?

Eye exam: Photopsia is a general term. It may be due to migraines is if it lasts for minutes. It is of retinal origin if it lasts for seconds. You need to see an ophthalmologist to determine the cause. Flashes and floater can be a sign of a retinal tear which can lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read more

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What are some ways that I can strengthen my eye muscles? I had amblyopic surgery when I was 3.

How old are you now?: Even if surgery and glasses were successful when you were young, it is not uncommon for there to be some changes as you get older, especially if you stopped using your corrective lenses. Muscle exercises are not a great long-term solution. Either glasses, contacts, muscle surgery or a combination of these will be the most successful. I suggest you see your eye doctor to go over your options. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blurred vision after sleeping in contacts?

What to do if I have blurred vision after sleeping in contacts?

Stop sleeping c CLs: You are experiencing corneal edema-- not enough oxygen getting to the cornea. You should not be sleeping with these contacts. It is possible that you may be able to wear another brand of extended wear contacts, or you may not be an extended wear candidate. ...Read more

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Can I have eyelid surgery if I have glaucoma? My eyelids are puffy and sag, and sometimes they droop into my field of vision. I want to have this corrected with eyelid surgery, but I have glaucoma. Can i still get the surgery or are there any other option

Can I have eyelid surgery if I have glaucoma? My eyelids are puffy and sag, and sometimes they droop into my field of vision. I want to have this corrected with eyelid surgery, but I have glaucoma. Can i still get the surgery or are there any other option

Yes. : Glaucoma by itself does not preclude you from getting upper or lower blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). However, if you have had a trabeculectomy or shunt procedure for glaucoma, then the surgeon should be more judicious in recommending upper eyelid surgery and be more conservative with skin excision. Exposure of the filtering bleb from excessive skin excision can lead to serious complications. ...Read more

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I have astigmatism but do you think they could do surgery on my right eye and make at have similar vision to my left?

I have astigmatism but do you think they could do surgery on my right eye and make at have similar vision to my left?

Astigmatism: And other refractive errors (like nearsightedness and farsightedness) can be corrected with lasik or other types of refractive surgery. This will take care of any glasses need you have for distance vision but you will still need to wear reading glasses as you get older. This is due to presbyopia, or age-related reading difficulty. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a hole in my retina. actually, What to do if I have it in both eyes. what are some things I cannot do?

What to do if I have a hole in my retina. actually, What to do if I have it in both eyes. what are some things I cannot do?

Routine eye exam.: Many people have retinal holes and in general they do not need treatment. However, you should see your doctor immediately if you have the onset of flashes and floater or any change in your vision. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really bad eyesight! if i don't get lasik eye surgery will that increase my chances of eye disease?

What to do if I have really bad eyesight! if i don't get lasik eye surgery will that increase my chances of eye disease?

LASIK and kids: I am a little confused by your question. Lasik just works to reduce or eliminate your need for glasses. However, it does not alter the chance for developing an eye disease such as cataracts or macular degeneration. So, you should not feel pressure to get lasik. Of course, lasik works well to allow you to see nicely without contact lenses or glasses. ...Read more

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What do I have to do before and after lasik vision correction?

What do I have to do before and after lasik vision correction?

Follow instructions: First, go to an experienced, reputable surgeon to be examined, educated and cleared for surgery, and then follow the instructions given to you. Preop, you'll be started on prescription drops one day before surgery, and instructed to perform eyelid scrubs to reduce the chance of infection. Postop, you will need to continue drops, rest, avoid getting water in the eyes, and do not rub your eyes. ...Read more

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What are some eye exercises I can do when I have double vision?

Pencil pushups: Double vision always needs to be evaluated by an eye md. If the diplopia is associated with fatigue, try focusing on a near object over several minutes. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of any eye exercises that can correct double vision?

Does anyone know of any eye exercises that can correct double vision?

Not many: True double vision is caused either by a problem with the way the nerves send messages to the eye muscles, something preventing the muscles from moving, or something partially blocking the vision in one eye. None of these can be treated by exercises. Double vision that does not go away after a few minutes should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have double vision on things i don't pay attention to. When i close one if i see blurry is this dry eye?

I have double vision on things i don't pay attention to. When i close one if i see blurry is this dry eye?

Is that 2 questions?: If you close one eye and its blurry, it could be dry eye, but it could also be a number of other issues. Dry eye typically also has associated ocular discomfort (such as a foreign body sensation, burning, or light sensitivity). The double vision issue is different. Is it true double or is it like a ghost image? You should probably see and ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Hi doc I just had cateract surgery on both eyes , my near vision is very good but I have double vision wen looking far , it is almost a mth since my s?

Hi doc I just had cateract surgery on both eyes , my near vision is very good but I have double vision wen looking far , it is almost a mth since my s?

Oh dear!: If your surgeon has not yet identified the cause, treatment and prognosis of the problem, you should seek a second opinion. Issues may be 1) surgical damage to an ocular muscle or nerve, 2) decentered or misplaced lens implant, 3) corneal damage, 4) induced optical error (astigmatism), 5) diabetes induced muscle weakness or nerve defect, or 6) something entirely unrelated to the surgery. ...Read more

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Eye open. If my left is open it gets blurry and I have double vision. Why does it get blurry?

Eye open. If my left is open it gets blurry and I have double vision. Why does it get blurry?

Dry eye: You are likely experiencing dryness of the ocular surface causing your symptoms. Try frequent artificial tears, ointment at night, warm compresses, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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I get pain behind eye and I have double vision on things i don't pay attention to and im always nerves ? What can cause this?

You should see an MD: Eye pain with double vision can be caused by many things and should be formally evaluated. You should see an ophthalmologist or an ophthalmic subspecialist (like an orbital surgeon, neuroophthalmologist, or strabismus specialist). ...Read more

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I have double vision when i look at something from far away. When I close one eye my vision is fine but when they are both open I see two images.

Your double vision: your double vision is called Diplopia and represents a vertical or horizontal misalignment of the eyes. You should get an eye exam to determine the underlying cause and treatment ...Read more

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At work i'm on the computer all 8hours all of a sudden I have double vision on things i don't pay attention to also pain behind eye this dry eye?

Dryness possible: Computer work is quite drying and i advise those with steady computer use to keep a bottle of lubricating drops next to the video screen to use frequently. Doubling of objects out of the line of proper focus is normal although we usually ignore this. Probably the fatigue of steady computer use has made you more aware of this normal image. Relax for five minutes every 1 1/2 hours. ...Read more

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When i turn my eyes to the right I have double vision how can I improve it?

When i turn my eyes to the right I have double vision how can I improve it?

Double vision: Double vision can be due to many issues and some of these can be serious or life-threatening. Your description could be due a right abducens nerve palsy. You need to go see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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I have double vision after cataract surgery in both eyes - why? My dr. Has tried laser surgery to correct this, still have double vision.

I have double vision after cataract surgery in both eyes - why?
My dr. Has tried laser surgery to correct this, still have double vision.

Double vision: Double vision after cataract surgery can be caused by many issues such as residual refractive error, eye misalignment, corneal irregularity, decentration or tilt of lens implants, retinal swelling, or other issues. See your eye doctor to determine the cause and initiate appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Am i seeing double because of tired eyes? How to tell if it's actually double vision?

Am i seeing double because of tired eyes? How to tell if it's actually double vision?

Confirm yourself: Test for doubling by covering one or the other eye and seeing if the doubling disappears. There are a few conditions that can double one eye alone, but these are uncommon. If you are tired and the eye(s) have a tendency to drift, then doubling might occur due to the drift. If this is troubling or persistent, have your ophthalmologist check it out. ...Read more

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Am i cross eyed if i see double vision?

Am i cross eyed if i see double vision?

Maybe: You could have esotropia or exotropia if the images are horizontally displaced. You should see a pediatric ophthalmologist. They see adults with strabismus or double vision problems. ...Read more

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Is double vision in one eye normal? Please advise!

No: also, double vision is usually the result of having eyes that don't converge on the same focal point. Hence "double vision". Would see an eye doctor asap. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have temporary double vision in one eye?

Probably: If temporary and does not recur, double vision in one eye is usually due to a tear film issue that is corrected with blinking or artificial tears. If only one eye but more constant, then could be astigmatism, cataract, epiretinal membrane, or some other monocular cause. ...Read more

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Can discharge in my eye cause double vision?

Can discharge in my eye cause double vision?

Yes: The tear film is the first and one of the most important focusing elements of the eye. With dryness and sticky mucus accumulation, ghost images are common. These types of double vision symptoms are monocular meaning they still happen with an eye covered. Also, the symptoms should change with a blink or application of artificial tears. At least see your ophthalmologist to see what can be done. ...Read more

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Docs, could getting an eye test cause double vision?

No: Have no conceivable idea how an "eye test" could cause double vision. Perhaps the eye test was done to evaluate your double vision. ...Read more

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Eye hurts and double vision after getting hit in it?

Urgent problem: Anytime there is pain or change of vision following trauma to the eye, a prompt eye examination by an ophthalmologist is required. Any number of problems such as bleeding within the fluids of the eye, inflammatory reaction, fractures of the delicate bones which surround the eye (orbital bones), damage or swelling in the retina, retinal tear or detachment are all possible problems after trauma. ...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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Why does my right eye have double vision and what can I do about this?

Needs evaluation: Be sure it is the right eye only (you see double when you cover the left eye). If so then something is amiss with the right eye which could be cataract, uncorrected astigmatism or retinal abnormalities. This should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to see what can be done to eliminate the doubling. ...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