Hyperopia

Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is a vision condition in which distant objects are usually seen clearly, but close ones do not come into proper focus. Farsightedness occurs if your eyeball is too short or the cornea has too little curvature, so light entering your eye is not focused correctly.

Symptoms

Common signs of farsightedness include difficulty in concentrating and maintaining a clear focus on near objects, eye strain, fatigue and/or headaches after close work, and aching or burning eyes. While you may be able to see far away, you find you may need corrective eyeglasses or lenses for close-up work.

Treatment

Refractive surgery such as LASIK is a great option for correcting hyperopia. Surgery may reduce or eliminate your need to wear glasses or contact lenses.