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You may have double vision if you look at 1 object but see 2 images. Children may cover an eye with their hand or squint to see better.

To check if you have double vision, an optician or GP may ask you some questions, do some eye tests or refer you to an eye specialist for more tests.

Treatment for double vision can be as simple as wearing an eye patch or glasses. Sometimes it may require eye surgery.

Lots of things can cause double vision. Causes can include a squint, dry eyes, astigmatism and cataracts.

Double vision (diplopia) is not usually serious, but you should get it checked, even if it comes and goes.

Page last reviewed: 12/01/2024
Next review due: 12/01/2027