Double vision

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
young man takes his glasses off and rubs his eyes possibly because of double vision

Seeing double can cause considerable concern if you or a loved one experience it. Double vision, which is also called diplopia, causes people to see two of the same image—whether horizontal, vertical or diagonal—instead of one. 

Sometimes double vision can just be an irritating but benign problem called strabismus. Other times the condition arises from a serious medical condition.

Specialists at Yale Medicine are experts at evaluating double vision and, if necessary, performing surgery to correct it. They provide compassionate patient-centered care and use the newest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques available to treat patients with a range of disorders including diplopia.