Seeing Double? What that Could Mean for Your Vision
It can seem like things are better in doubles. Tennis partners, trouble, and mint gum are just a few of the things that are better as doubles. But, if there’s one thing you don’t want to double down on, it’s your vision. If you have started to experience double vision that doesn’t seem to go away, it could be caused by an underlying condition. Let’s take a closer look at what your double vision may be caused by.
A Problem With Your Cornea
Corneal conditions like keratoconus and corneal dystrophies may cause patients to experience double vision. Typically, cornea issues cause patients to see ghost-like images or double vision, and it can usually be treated with glasses or contact lenses.
Refractive surgeries like LASIK and PRK help patients to see better without the need for contacts or glasses. However, as your eyes heal, some patients experience a variety of symptoms such as blurred vision, but it typically subsides on its own.
Typically patients who experience double vision in only one eye have an underlying vision problem like cataracts. With either the help of medicated eye drops or cataract surgery, you should be able to alleviate your double vision and other cataract symptoms.
Dry eyes are normal during the spring and fall when allergy season is especially high. However, it typically goes away after a few months. If you have severe dry eye, then it can lead to a variety of symptoms such as double vision. Luckily, patients typically find relief with some over-the-counter eye drops.
Of course, these are all only possible things that could be causing you to experience double vision. The best way to get a proper diagnosis is to schedule an eye examination at our Springfield office today and call: 413) 782-0030.