Seeing double vision can be a serious and debilitating problem.
New Onset Double Vision
Anyone who is experiencing new onset double vision should call to schedule an eye health evaluation immediately. If it is after hours or on the weekend you should report to your nearest emergency department for evaluation. Double vision may be caused by a benign problem, like an eye turn, but can also be related to vascular problems such as stroke, embolism, uncontrolled hypertension, or poorly controlled diabetes.
Long Standing Double Vision
If you are already aware that you have long standing double vision and have prism in your glasses to help but are still experiencing double vision we recommend you schedule a routine eye examination.
Dr. Ward and Dr Philpy regularly diagnose and treat eye injuries, infections, inflammations, burning, redness, pain, sensitivity, pink eye and remove foreign bodies from the eye.
Our doctors can treat, prescribe medication for and manage many different eye diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
Diagnosis and Referral
For eye conditions like cataracts, retinal tears and retinal detachments that may require surgical or specialized care, our Optometrists provide initial diagnosis as well as referral, co-management and follow-up care in coordination with an Ophthalmologist.
Many eye problems like glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy don't have obvious symptoms in their early stages. Changes in vision are often so gradual that you unconsciously adjust to your sight without realizing your vision has changed. You may think you are seeing as well as you were a year ago and don’t have problems, but you can't be sure until you've had your eyes thoroughly examined.