Hyperopia / Farsighted

What you see?

If you are farsighted then you have trouble seeing close objects, but you can see objects in the distance clearly.

Hyperopia Eye

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Symptoms of farsightedness
  • Blurred vision when looking at close objects, but distance vision is in focus
  • A constant effort to focus, which can lead to eye strain, headaches, and eye fatigue
  • Symptoms may be undetectable or very slight at first
  • Increased difficulty seeing near objects may occur with age, until eventually even distant objects appear blurred
Causes of farsightedness
  • Light rays focus too far behind the retina as the eye is shorter than normal, as a result, the lens of the eye must exert effort to focus the image on the retina
  • Your eye does not have adequate focusing power — light rays fail to form a focus point by the time they reach the retina.
What to do
  • Farsightedness can be diagnosed by an eye care professional with a simple eye exam
  • Contact lenses and spectacles correct farsightedness by converging light rays, which increases the eye’s focusing power. This moves the eye’s focus point forward, onto the retina
  • Easily corrected by refocusing the light rays onto the retina of the eye:
    • Spectacles
    • Contact lenses
    • Surgery – can be expensive, and pose a greater risk than a contact lens option, the procedure involves either laser technology or manual incisions to reshape the cornea of the affected eye/s

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