Hyperopia or farsightedness is common eye problem that causes blurred vision. When you are farsighted objects close up can appear out of focus.
Hyperopia typically starts in early child and can be hard to detect in children. Children that do not show interest in reading, rub their eyes frequently or have headaches may want to have their eye’s checked.
Hyperopia is a normal eye condition and rarely caused by disease or other conditions. Often times you will see farsightedness passed from parents to children.
Hyperopia is caused by an eye that is oval shaped where the cornea is not curved enough or where the lens is sitting farther back in the eye. This variation causes light entering the eye to be focused behind the retina rather than directly on it.
As you age you may notice your vision changing and losing the ability to focus this is a common condition called presbyopia.
Diagnosing Hyperopia and Farsightedness
During a normal eye exam your doctor will determine if you are far sighted and to what degree to ensure you get the right prescription.
Eyeglass and contacts are the most common treatment needed for farsightedness. Typically a single vision lens is needed to correct your vision.
Surgery is also an option to reduce farsighted. There are several options such as LASIK and artificial lens implants. Many doctors consider 20/40 vision as a satisfactory result for such procedures. Before considering refractive surgery explore all of your options and ensure you have a healthy eyes and no other retina, cornea, or eye health concerns.
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