Problems with vision. Many people suffer from chronic vertigo also have problems with vision. This is simply because both the ears and the eyes are used to control balance, and when one set of organs is affected, the other tends to try to compensate for this. Thus, as vertigo is usually caused by problems with the inner ear, it means that the inner ear is not contributing to balance. The brain then tries to get more information from the eyes which can cause problems like double vision or jerky movements of the eyes.