Double vision is not only annoying, it can be dangerous. Often, you can get rid of double vision by just blinking your eyes. If double vision persists, then you need to go to an eye doctor as soon as possible. Double vision can be an early sign of glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy or other eye problems. Insight Vision Center Optometry looks at how you can get rid of double vision.

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When you have double vision, your eyes are not in alignment, so each eye is focusing on a slightly different area. The brain is confused by the images, so we wind up seeing a blurred double image. Double vision can happen in one or both eyes.

Double vision therapy helps train the brain to move eye muscles so that both eyes are in alignment. This therapy uses exercises that are at first very easy to do, and then become progressively harder. Vision therapy can help people of all ages with persistent double vision.

New prescription glasses also help correct double vision. These glasses use a kind of lens called a prism lens. There are soft and hard contact prism lenses, but they do not work for all people with double vision. It all depends on what is causing your double vision.