Hyperopia

Common Vision Conditions

Hyperopia

Hyperopia, or farsightedness, occurs when light entering the eye is focused behind the retina either because the eyeball is too short or the cornea has too little curvature. The retina functions similar to film in a camera. If light is not perfectly focused on the retina, vision will be blurred. Distant objects are generally clear but close ones do not come into proper focus.

Symptoms

Clearer far vision than near
Blurred near vision
Frontal headaches
Eyestrain with near work
Symptoms may be part-time
Aching or burning eyes

Irritability or nervousness after sustained concentration

Diagnosis

Common vision screenings are generally ineffective. A comprehensive eye examination will include testing for farsightedness.

Treatment

Glasses

Contact Lenses
Refractive Surgery (still in the experimental stages)

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