Double vision, also known as diplopia, is a visual condition that can significantly impact daily activities and quality of life. If you suspect you may have double vision, Dr. Reed Gibb offers treatment for double vision in St. George and Garfield County, Utah, and Ely and Lincoln City, Nevada.
Symptoms of Double Vision
- Two images of the same object: If you start seeing two images of a single object, it is a common symptom of double vision.
- Headaches and nausea: Frequent headaches and nausea can accompany double vision.
- Tension around temples: Some individuals with double vision experience tension around their temples.
- Eye movement pain: Pain or discomfort when moving the eyes is another potential symptom.
- Impaired daily activities: Double vision can affect speaking, walking and performing routine tasks.
- Heavy eyelids: Feeling heaviness or drooping of the eyelids may be associated with double vision.
Common Causes for Double Vision
Double vision can be caused by various health conditions and eye problems, including:
- Dry eye syndrome.
- Head injuries.
- Thyroid problems.
- Tumors and cancer.
- Blurred vison and lazy eye.
- Cataracts (cloudiness in the eyes).
Fortunately, several treatment options are available for double vision. These include:
- Eye exercises: Certain exercises can help improve eye coordination and alleviate double vision.
- Prescription glasses or contact lenses: Wearing corrective lenses, including opaque contact lenses, can correct double vision caused by refractive errors.
- Other treatment options: Depending on the underlying cause of your double vision, our eye doctor will recommend the most suitable treatment, such as medication, surgery or vision therapy.
Schedule an appointment at Red Cliffs Eye Center with our optometrist by calling us today at 435-634-0420.