The Facts About Hyperopia

27 Mar 2015

Hyperopia, more commonly referred to as farsightedness, is a common vision issue. With this vision problem, you can see distant objects with ease, but anything up close becomes blurred and difficult to focus on.

Do You Have Farsightedness?

Many people with farsightedness do not realize they have a problem. But, they have symptoms that can indicate something is wrong, including:

  1. Headaches
  2. Eye Strain
  3. Squinting
  4. Feeling Fatigued after Working at Close Range

If you already have a prescription for contacts or eyeglasses and still get these symptoms, it is quite likely that you need to upgrade your prescription.

Why Do Some People Have Farsightedness and Others Do Not?

When light enters your eye and focuses behind the retina, rather than on top, you will suffer from farsightedness. Also, a person with hyperopia has a shorter eyeball than a person who does not have this vision problem.

In children, hyperopia may be a condition they eventually grow out of, because their eyeball can lengthen and normalise as they grow.

Treatment Options for Hyperopia

Your farsightedness can be corrected easily with glasses or contacts. You will need a thorough examination to see how the lens must correct light rays entering your eye and hitting your retina.

In order to fully correct your vision, you would have to wear your eyeglasses or contacts anytime you are reading, working on the computer or doing an activity up close that requires clear eyesight.

Because you do not need lenses for far seeing things away, you will have to frequently remove and put back on your corrective eyewear, which can be a hassle.

Refractive surgery can permanently correct hyperopia and eliminate the need for corrective lenses or contacts. You will need to meet with a surgeon to see if you are a candidate for laser eye surgery.

If hyperopia is disrupting your life, meet with the team at Optilase today for a free consultation regarding laser eye surgery. Call us on 0800 511 8005 or locate a clinic online.

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