How to Fix Double Vision.




About: My first reaction to needing something is to make one. It's a self-reliance thing - so, of course, the house is full of half finished junk :-)

I'm not a brain surgeon but I do like to dabble.

Although my patient has no recollection of a knock to the head, led poisoning or any other such incident, they do indeed suffer recurring, intermittent double vision. They were advised by an actual expert to wear an eye patch, covering the good eye, and in theory this would remind the offending eye which direction it should be pointing in and thus restore normal balanced stereo vision.

As a precaution, I administered a course of bloodletting from a Cumberland sausage by way of  a gill of leaches.

Step 1: Double Vision Eye Patch Spectacles Gizmo 1.

In this particular case identifying the problematic eye wasn't exactly straight forward. They both appeared to swivel independently and in their own orbits. For this reason I chose to adapt a pair of specs so that each eye could be covered and uncovered as necessary and until the wonky one had been noted.

I took one pair of really rubbish sunglasses and removed both lenses. 

Step 2: Double Vision Eye Patch Spectacles Gizmo 2.

Using the removed lenses as templates, I cut two of the same shape from a piece of sturdy, black cardboard. 

Step 3: Double Vision Eye Patch Spectacles Gizmo 3.

I applied a small blob of tacky blue stuff to the top corners of the frames to affix the patches as appropriate.  The appliance was then attached to the patient.

Step 4: Double Vision Eye Patch Spectacles Gizmo 4.

The patient has reported a rapid and profound improvement.




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    4 Discussions


    2 months ago

    I am a 90 year old female, college graduate, mother of four sons, I have lived with this my whole life, wearing glasses.(which I HATED & was TEASED AS "FOUR EYES!). Years ago I finally asked my eye specialist if there was a name for this condition, and what must have happened at my birth.( He assumed I had always known!!!
    I am glad I didn't have this as an excuse for not being successful. PAT


    5 years ago

    Ah darn haha! Getting my hopes up! ;)

    Tony Rimmer

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Hi, irrblosset87. Thanks for the visit.

    This Instructable is intended to be a bit of fun.

    My wife (pictured) has MS and one of her symptoms is double vision. Her specialist suggested she try a patch over the good eye. This was my 'patch' solution. I would recommend that you seek the advice of a professional.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    In my case, double vision is due to a genetic lack of thiamine (vitamin B1). Maybe you should consider this possibility. With daily 300 mg of thiamine I solve the problema.