I Wear an Eye Patch Because I have Double Vision

I wear an Eye Patch because I have double vision. Double vision, led to my diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 1994.

I Wear an Eye Patch Because I have Double Vision

Eye patch to counter double vision

Double vision did not become a serious problem for me until about 2012. I had double vision before then but prisms in my glasses were always able to eliminate the problem. The double vision can no longer be controlled just by having prisms in my glasses.

Now I must wear an eye patch because of the severity of the double vision. When I am tired the problem definitely gets worse.

I Wear an Eye Patch Because I have Double Vision

If I look to the left then my left eye moves but my right eye looks straight ahead. The same scenario occurs but the other way round when I look to the right. Looking to either side always causes double vision even if I am not tired.  The double vision happens because the movement of my eyes is not coordinated.

So MS is the cause of double vision but the problem is made worse by fatigue.

When I read anything then either I must either close one eye or wear a patch. Reading a book or the newspaper is impossible without a patch.

Wearing a patch with my glasses

I Wear an Eye Patch Because I have Double Vision

Glasses for double vision

I wear the patch over a lens of my glasses usually the left one. If I wear the eye patch directly over my eye then my eye lashes rub against the patch which I find irritating. If I am not wearing a patch I have to look through one eye.

My optician came up with a very clever solution for my glasses. It is a magnetic frame with a patch that clips  onto the frames.

Using one eye is no joke

The double vision gets worse as I become more tired. Watching something a long way away such as a rugby match inevitably causes double vision. It does not happen at the cinema so the size of what I am looking must be important. One of the drawbacks of wearing an Eye Patch is you do not know how far away something is. Try writing a text on your mobile phone when looking through only one eye or maybe try pouring out a glass of wine.

If you suffer from double vision then buy an Eye Patch right away.

Customer comments

  • As an eye patch it is very good
  • The eye patch does cover all of my eye and can be worn most of the day
  • If you just need to cover the eye but don’t mind the light coming in, this one will do the job.

If you need an Eye Patch then this is ideal.

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Revised Aug 2018

 

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