Double Vision

An appointment with our neuro-ophthalmologist at Eye Wellness Center is your best chance at learning what causing your double vision and getting it treated. If it doesn’t go away on its own, there could be a problem that needs to be addressed. Contact us today to schedule an appointment if you live in or around Bellaire, TX, and are experiencing double vision.

What Causes Double Vision?

Double vision is a condition where you perceive two images of the same object at the same time. It can be caused by many different factors, such as:

  • Corneal Damage: The cornea, which is the clear part of the eye over the iris and pupil, can become damaged if you get a foreign object in it or suffer an injury. This can cause double vision in one eye only or both. Infections, keratoconus, eye dryness, and other issues can cause cornea damage as well.
  • Eye Muscle Problems: Double vision can be caused by problems in the muscles that control your eyes. Strabismus and other conditions can cause eye muscle weakness, which can lead to double vision.
  • Nerve Issues: Our neuro-ophthalmologist will look for nerve damage, which can cause double vision. For instance, Guillain-Barre syndrome is a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks the nerves, causing weakness and paralysis. This can affect the muscles that control the eyes and result in double vision. Other issues that can cause nerve problems include multiple sclerosis and diabetes.
  • Brain Problems: Tumors, strokes, and other problems in the brain can also result in double vision. Our neuro-optometrist will help determine if there is a problem in the brain that is causing double vision.

Treatment Options for Double Vision

The treatment for double vision will depend on the underlying cause. If it is due to an injury, the healing process may take care of the problem. If it is due to a cornea problem, there are options such as glasses, contact lenses, and surgery. For eye muscle problems, treatments such as vision therapy or surgery can help. For problems such as Guillain-Barre syndrome, a treatment plan will be created to deal with the symptoms.

Visit Eye Wellness Center in Bellaire, TX

Seeing two of everything can be alarming. If you are experiencing double vision, make an appointment with our neuro-optometrist at Eye Wellness Center in Bellaire, TX. We will thoroughly examine your eyes and create a treatment plan to address the issue. Call our team today at (832) 955-8162.