Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is a visual condition in which distant objects are easier to see than near objects.
Hyperopia ocurrs If the length of your eyeball is too short or the cornea has too little curvature. When this happens, your eye cannot focus near objects sharply on the retina, the tissue at the back of your eye that sends signals to the brain. Hyperopia may be hereditary or it may result from environmental factors.
People with hyperopia involuntarily exert extra effort to maintain clear distance vision and even greater effort to see clearly at close range. This extra effort can cause fatigue, tension, discomfort and headaches. If the crystalline lens of the eye cannot bring the object into focus, your vision will be blurry.
Many people have hyperopia without knowning it. However, it becaomes a problem when it significantly affects a person’s ability to see. You can avoid unpleasant symptoms by comeing to see us regularly so that a licensed optometrist can assess your vision and prescribe glasses, lenses or other methods of vision correction to correct the problem. Hyperopia can easily be overlooked with a sight test or autorefraction.