double vision


Definition of double vision

Examples of double vision in a Sentence

He wore special glasses to correct his double vision.
Recent Examples on the Web Symptoms may include: blurry vision, double vision, or other vision problems; and eye pain or redness. Kara Wahlgren, Good Housekeeping, "How Helping Her Father Through Cancer Changed One Woman's Outlook on Life," 8 Apr. 2020 The extreme eye discomfort often triggered double vision and migraines. Wendy Grossman Kantor,, "Extreme Dry Eye Left Fox News' Shannon Bream Suicidal: 'I Was in Pain All the Time'," 14 Nov. 2019 In addition to worsening motor coordination and disorientation, at concentrations above 0.20 gm/dl, individuals may experience amnesia or blackouts and double vision. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "Pilot in Girdwood plane crash that killed 4 was drinking alcohol before flight, report says," 13 Dec. 2019 Hospital officials said the conditions can typically result in symptoms such as the loss of ability to see detail, constant double vision or a lack of peripheral vision. Mike Glenn, Houston Chronicle, "Katy clinic strives to help vision-impaired children," 23 July 2019 Twins Wil and Paul Stamm of Cardinal Ritter qualified for state cross country meet Kyle Neddenriep, Cardinal Ritter has double vision times two on its cross country team. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "Cardinal Ritter cross country led by two sets of twins bound for state meet," 1 Nov. 2019 Symptoms include weakness of arm and leg muscles, drooping eyelids, double vision, and difficulties with speech, chewing, swallowing and breathing., "Most read on," 11 Oct. 2019 Initial symptoms generally appear between ages 20 and 40; these include muscle weakness, numbing or tingling sensations, blurred or double vision and dizziness. Chris Kaltenbach,, "In spite of her multiple sclerosis, this Perry Hall resident is running her fifth Spartan race," 18 Sep. 2019 The condition, called leptomeningeal disease, occurs when cancer cells migrate to the spinal fluid and can cause double vision, nausea, weakness, and difficulty walking, according to Mount Sinai. Jason Duaine Hahn,, "Daughters Put on Pre-Wedding and First Dance Photo Shoot with Dad Dying of Cancer," 29 Oct. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'double vision.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of double vision

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about double vision

Time Traveler for double vision

Time Traveler

The first known use of double vision was circa 1860

See more words from the same year

Statistics for double vision

Last Updated

27 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Double vision.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for double vision

double vision


English Language Learners Definition of double vision

: a problem with the eyes that causes a person to see two objects when only one is present

double vision


Medical Definition of double vision

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on double vision

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for double vision

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with double vision Encyclopedia article about double vision

Comments on double vision

What made you want to look up double vision? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A More Exception(al) Quiz

  • hot dog  hot dog  hot dog  hot dog cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!