Eye Care Expert Forum
Double Vision When Swimming with Goggles
About This Forum:

Our Ask-A-Doctor Eye Care Forum is where you can post your question and receive a personal answer from physicians affiliated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Double Vision When Swimming with Goggles

I recently started training to swim competatively and have found that I have double vision after swimming.  It does clear after a few minutes of getting out of the water.  Is this normal?  Should I be concerned?  I have never had any trouble with this before.  Could it be associated with the swim goggles?
Related Discussions
284078_tn?1282620298
You may need to try a different type of goggle - it could be putting pressure on the eyesocket and causing temporary double vision, or it could have nothing to do with the goggles at all and you may just have a slight tendency toward double vison only brought on when swimming.  Try another, larger type goggles and see if it helps.

MJK MD
2 Comments
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I too am a swimmer but have never experienced this. My guess is it is related to the fit of the googles and the effect on the eye muscles. What goggles are you using? Apart from that, there is some evidence that goggles can mess with eye pressure but I personally think the data is unconvincing right now.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
233488_tn?1310696703
John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
Discover Vision Centers of Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank