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Diseases and Treatments


Anomaly or defect of the eye that consists in the inability to clearly see nearby objects and is due to a defect in the convergence of the lens, which causes the light rays to converge beyond the retina.

Hyperopia, also known as hyperopia, is a type of common refractive error where distant objects can be seen more clearly than nearby objects. However, people experience farsightedness in different ways. Some people may not notice any problems with their vision, especially when they are young. While for people with considerable farsightedness, vision can be blurred to see objects at any distance, whether near or far.

The cornea and the lens deflect (refract) the rays of light that come in so that they focus precisely on the retina in the back of the eye.

How does farsightedness develop?

Hyperopia occurs in eyes that focus the images behind the retina instead of on the retina. This can result in blurred vision. It occurs when the eyeball is too short, which prevents the incoming light from focusing directly on the retina. It can also occur when the cornea or lens is abnormally shaped.

Who runs the risk of having farsightedness?

Hyperopia can affect both children and adults. It affects about 5 to 10 percent of people in the United States. People whose parents have farsightedness may be more likely to suffer from this condition.

What are the signs and symptoms of farsightedness?

The symptoms of farsightedness vary from one person to another. Your eye doctor can help you understand how this condition affects you.

Some common signs and symptoms of farsightedness include:

  • Headaches
  • Eyestrain
  • Squint to see
  • Blurred vision, especially for nearby objects

How is farsightedness diagnosed?

An eye doctor can diagnose farsightedness and other refractive errors during a complete eye exam with dilated pupils. Many times, people with this condition go to their eye doctor with complaints of visual discomfort or blurred vision.

How is farsightedness corrected?

Hyperopia can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or surgery.

Glasses the simplest and safest way to correct farsightedness. Your eye doctor may prescribe lenses to correct the problem and maximize your vision.

Contact lenses work by becoming the first refractive surface for light rays entering the eye. This results in a refraction or a more precise approach. In many cases, contact lenses provide clearer vision, a wider field of vision and greater comfort. They are a safe and effective option if they fit and are used correctly. However, contact lenses are not the best option for all people.

If you suffer from certain eye conditions, you may not be able to wear contact lenses. Talk about this with your eye doctor.

Refractive surgery is intended to permanently change the shape of the cornea to improve refractive vision. Surgery may decrease or eliminate the need to wear glasses and contact lenses. There are many types of refractive surgeries. Surgery options should be discussed with an eye doctor.

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