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HYPEROPIA SYMPTOMS

  • Difficulty with close tasks (reading)
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Squinting
  • Eyestrain

TREATMENTS

There is no best method for correcting hyperopia. Your eye doctor will assist with determining the best option for you personally. Sometimes with mild hyperopia in young children, no treatment is needed. Common treatments for hyperopia include:

  • Glasses
  • Contact Lenses
  • Lasik Surgery - A highly focused laser beam is used to alter the shape of the cornea.
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In rare cases, mostly in young children, hyperopia can cause the eyes to turn inward.

Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is a refractive error of the eye causing blurred vision.

When the eye is farsighted, the light rays are coming into focus behind the eye instead of on the retinal surface (the back layer of the eye that sends the light signal to the brain). Farsightedness usually causes worse near vision, but in some cases the distance vision can also be blurred. When we are age 40 or younger, people can often focus through farsightedness, but as we age the eye becomes less able to overcome the blurred vision.

CAUSES

Hyperopia is mostly inherited. It is due to either the length of the eye being too short, or the curvature of the front of the eye not bending light into focus on the back of the eye (retina) properly. With hyperopia you can usually see pretty clearly at a distance, but up close your vision will appear more blurred.

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