Hyperopia is a visual change that causes images to be blurred when looking closely.

What is hyperopia?

Hyperopia, or far-sightedness, is a refractive error caused by focal point shifting that causes images to be blurred when looking at near, but not far away. It is the opposite of myopia.

What are the symptoms?

In addition to the difficulty of seeing at close range, warning signs include eye fatigue, headache and squinting.

In most people, hypermetrope is a genetically inherited trait that becomes symptomatic in childhood or adolescence.

This is an easily detected condition and can be diagnosed on a routine visual examination.

What treatments are available for farsightedness?

Hyperopia can easily be corrected by wearing glasses or contact lenses. If you are over 18, there is also surgical option available.

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