15 doctors weighed in:

How long can I wait with double vision to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Not long

Most doubllng of vision is acute following trauma, head injuries or due to intracerebral vascular events or tumors.
The injury may also be direct trauma to the structures around the eye, as well as tumors and conditions like thyroid malfunction. If persistent more than 2 days or so, you should see your ophthalmologist or better yet a neuro-ophthalmologist who can sort this out for you.

In brief: Not long

Most doubllng of vision is acute following trauma, head injuries or due to intracerebral vascular events or tumors.
The injury may also be direct trauma to the structures around the eye, as well as tumors and conditions like thyroid malfunction. If persistent more than 2 days or so, you should see your ophthalmologist or better yet a neuro-ophthalmologist who can sort this out for you.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Thank
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: See your doc soon

Double vision that acutely develops can be a life threatening emergency.
See a health professional as soon as possible.

In brief: See your doc soon

Double vision that acutely develops can be a life threatening emergency.
See a health professional as soon as possible.
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Thank
Dr. Alan L. Wagner
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Seek help

The sudden onset of double vision is nothing to play around with, or wait to see if it goes away.
You should seek help immediately.

In brief: Seek help

The sudden onset of double vision is nothing to play around with, or wait to see if it goes away.
You should seek help immediately.
Dr. Alan L. Wagner
Dr. Alan L. Wagner
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
32 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors