Double vision is the observation of two images of a single object seen adjacent to each other, or overlapping. The medical term for double vision is diplopia. Polyplopia is the perception of three or more images of a single object. There are several causes of double vision, therefore it is important for your eye doctor to carefully review your history and examination to determine the cause and initiate appropriate treatment. A thorough evaluation of double vision begins with a detailed history of the diplopia; including with it was a gradual or sudden onset. Duration, frequency and noting any associated symptoms also should be noted during the evaluation. A complete eye exam, which may include dilating the eyes, should be performed to look for any ocular or orbital abnormalities. Once the underlying cause has been determined, treatment can be tailored to the underlying cause. Refractive errors can be corrected with glasses and dry eyes can be treated with artificial tears and/or tear duct plugs. Treatments are tailored to the specific condition believed to be causing the blurred images. Visit one of our 8 locations including Fort Myers, Naples, and Cape Coral.