Hyperopia- Farsighted

Hyperopia is a common vision problem that affects 1/4 the population. The eye ball is shorter than normal causing light to focus behind the retina instead of in it. People with hyperopia can usually see distant objects well but have difficulty focusing up close. This is not to be confused with presbyopia which causes near problems but is due to the natural aging of our eyes.

Symptoms of Hyperopia sometimes include headaches, eye strain and fatigue while working up close.

Treatment for Hyperopia is glasses or contacts. You will need a (+) Plus prescription if you are farsighted.

Refractive error is when light does not focus on our retina properly due to the shape of our eyes.

The most common refractive errors are :

  • Hyperopia
  • Myopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia

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