What is Hyperopia?
Hyperopia also known as far-sightedness, is a common vision problem that affects about a fourth of the population. People with hyperopia can see distant objects very clearly, but have trouble focusing on objects that are up close.
How is Hyperopia Diagnosed?
A comprehensive eye exam with your eye care professional will include testing for farsightedness.
People who are farsighted may have difficulty in concentrating on close objects, squint, feel fatigued and/or suffer headaches after working at close range.
How is Hyperopia Treated?
In mild cases of farsightedness, your eyes may be able to compensate without corrective lenses. In other cases, your doctor can prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct farsightedness. If you have any symptoms while wearing your eyeglasses or contact lenses it may mean that you need a new prescription. Surgery is another option for correcting farsightedness and may reduce or eliminate the need to wear glasses or contact lenses. Children with a small amount of hyperopia may outgrow it as the eye lengthens with normal growth.