Hyperopia (Long Sight)

What is Hyperopia?

Hyperopia also known as long sight is a visual disorder where the focusing power of the eyes is not strong enough. People who suffer from hyperopia or long sight have difficulty seeing up close.

Causes of Hyperopia

Hyperopia or Long sight is where light rays are focused behind the retina, rather than directly on it. Hyperopia is usually caused by a short eyeball or a flatness of the cornea resulting in the inability of the lens to focus the light rays directly on the cornea.

Diagnosis of Hyperopia

Hyperopia can cause headaches, eyestrain and people who suffer form hyperopia may squint or feel fatigued when performing work at close range. This will be indicated by your eye care professional when your eyes are tested.

Treatments for Hyperopia

Hyperopia can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses and refractive eye surgery.

The choice of treatment should be discussed with your eye care practitioner. The most suitable form of correction will depend on your prescription and lifestyle requirments.

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