Double vision is seeing two images of a single object.It's sometimes confused with blurred vision.
If you have blurred vision, a single unclear image will appear. If you have double vision, you'll see two images at the same time. Double vision maybe constant, it may come and go, or it may only occur when you're looking in a particular direction.
A weakness in the muscles on either side of your eyeball can cause horizontal double vision, where you see two images side by side while looking to the left or right. It can also cause your eyes to appear "crossed", or as if they are wandering.
Visit your GP as soon as possible if you develop double vision, particularly if you haven't hadit before. It could be a symptom of a serious medical condition.
Adults are able to describe what is happening with their sight, but young children may not be able toexplain clearly what is wrong.
If your child has double vision, they may narrow or squint their eyes in an effort to see, or they may frequently cover one eye with their hand. They may also turn their head in unusual ways, or look sideways instead of facing forward.
Sometimes children may also look between the two images. However, they usually quickly learn to ignore one image. This process is called suppression and can lead to permanent loss of vision in that eye (amblyopia) .
If you suspect your child has double vision or a squint , take them to see your GP as soon as possible. It's very important thecondition is diagnosed and treated quickly.
Double vision (medically known as diplopia) is where you see two images of a single object either some or all of the time.
Double vision is where you see two images of a single object. It is sometimes confused with blurred vision.
Double vision can occur in one or both eyes, and can be caused by several different conditions, such as a squint or astigmatism.
If you have double vision, your GP will probably refer you to an ophthalmologist (eye specialist) at the eye department of your local hospital.
If you have double vision, your treatment will depend on whether you have double vision in one eye (monocular) or both eyes (binocular), and the underlying cause.