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Does Vision Therapy Help with Double Vision?

Jan 1, 2024

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If you’ve been dealing with double vision, you know how frustrating it can be. You may find yourself struggling to read, draw, or even drive. You might also get headaches and have trouble focusing. Luckily, vision therapy can help! Keep reading to learn about vision therapy and how it can improve your double vision. 

Understanding double vision 

Double vision is when you see two images of a single object instead of one. This condition is typically caused by issues with the muscles that control eye movement or the nerves that transmit signals to the brain. Some common causes of double vision include head injury, nerve palsy, or stroke. 

How can vision therapy help with double vision? 

Vision therapy is like physical therapy for your eyes and brain. It’s designed to retrain your eyes and brain to work together more effectively. Vision therapy uses a variety of exercises, like focusing, tracking, and convergence exercises, that are customized to target the patient’s specific needs. By improving your eyes’ alignment and coordination, vision therapy eliminates the double image, making reading, driving, and other everyday tasks more comfortable and manageable. 

Who is a good candidate for vision therapy?  

Vision therapy is great for anyone with double vision, but it can also be helpful for people who’ve had a stroke or head injury. It can also be beneficial for people who struggle with convergence insufficiency. This condition makes it tough for the eyes to work together when focusing on things up close. 

If you’re struggling with double vision, don’t suffer in silence. Vision therapy is a proven treatment option that can improve your quality of life. Our team at SIGHT Farmington Multispecialty Center is here to help every step of the way. We understand how frustrating it is to live with double vision and we’re committed to finding the best solution for you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and start your journey to clear vision.