Double vision involves single objects being ‘seen’ twice, and the medical name for the condition is ‘diplopia’. The objects that are perceived to be double can overlap or seen completely separately. They may be horizontal, vertical or oblique. Oblique double vision involves a combination of horizontal and vertical images with a twist. If you have started to develop double vision, you should consult a medical profession as soon as possible. It’s probably no surprise to learn that driving with double vision is illegal.
Am I breaking the law driving with double vision?
Double vision happens when eyes cannot look in the same direction. It is caused by imbalanced eye muscles, and images will only normally be perceived as double when both eyes are open. One cause of double vision is head injuries, which can result in nerves running from the brain the extraocular muscles being damaged. People who experience double vision when one eye is shut and don’t perceive it when the other is closed have what’s known as monocular double vision. Cataracts are one of the main causes of monocular double vision.
It is possible to live a prosperous life with double vision as long as symptoms are managed effectively. Though driving with double vision is illegal, you may be able to cover one eye whilst driving so vision becomes single. People who drive with double vision could find themselves causing serious and even fatal accidents.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we may be able to help you if you have been hurt whilst out on the road because someone was driving when they weren’t permitted to do so, resulting in an accident occurring. We have been helping people obtain compensation and justice since we were first formed in 2000. You do not need to give us any money to get your claim underway, and we work on a no-win, no-fee* basis. Furthermore, most claimants don’t even need to go to court or attend more than one additional medical assessment. You will need to have seen a medical professional after your accident so your injuries could be checked over.
Getting in touch
Please don’t get rid of any evidence related to your claim like witness contact details, photos of your injuries or medical reports as these could be exactly what we need to make the case a successful one. Call 0800 689 0500 on your landline or 0333 500 0993 if you’re using your mobile today to find out more about claiming after a road accident.
Date Published: May 9, 2017
Author: Accident Advice