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What Exactly is Double Vision?

POSTED ON November 23, 2013

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We have all heard of double vision, but what exactly is it and what should you do about it? Double vision (diplopia) is the perception of two images overlapping. This could be a sudden or ongoing symptom of a much bigger problem. What causes it? Photo courtesy : www.hcplive.com CooperVision identified three possible  causes  including weak eye muscles, myasthenia gravis and uncontrolled blood sugar. Ignoring double vision ...

We have all heard of double vision, but what exactly is it and what should you do about it? Double vision (diplopia) is the perception of two images overlapping. This could be a sudden or ongoing symptom of a much bigger problem.

What causes it?

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Photo courtesy : www.hcplive.com

CooperVision identified three possible  causes  including weak eye muscles, myasthenia gravis and uncontrolled blood sugar. Ignoring double vision could be very detrimental to your overall health. This is one way your body is telling you something could be very wrong.

Any time you experience double vision, take the time to visit your eye doctor. Dr. Tavel has 19 convenient locations that have evening and weekend hours for your convenience.

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