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It is a common visual problem. It is also known as farsightedness. People who suffer from Hyperopia are able to see the objects that lie quite far but they feel difficulty in seeing the close lying objects.

Causes of Hyperopia

Hyperopia or Farsightedness occurs when the light entering the eye focuses behind the retina, instead of directly over it. Hyperopia is mainly caused by a cornea that is flatter or an eye that is shorter than a normal eye. Normally, the eyeball of a farsighted person is shorter than normal.

They are seen many children who are born with hyperopia and some of them outgrow it as the eyeball lengthens with normal growth. There are few people who confuse hyperopia with presbyopia, which also leads to difficulty in seeing close objects but it is causes due to different reasons.

It has been noted that he young people with mild to moderate hyperopia are generally to see clearly because their natural lens can adjust or accommodate to increase the eye’s focusing ability. However, as the eye gradually loss the ability to accommodate mostly at about 40 years of age, then blurred vision from hyperopia often becomes more prominent.

Signs and Symptoms of Hyperopia

Patient suffering from Hyperopia feels difficulty in seeing close objects.

Blurred distance vision occurs with higher amounts of hyperopia. Patient feels eye fatigue when reading.

Person feels eye strain particularly headaches, pulling sensation and burning sensation. There is a crossed eye noted in children.

If a person feel such symptoms while wearing the glasses or contact of a fresh eye examination.

Diagnosis of Hyperopia

Hyperopia is detected with a vision test called refraction. Young patient’s eyes are dilated for this test so they are unable to mask their farsightedness with accommodation. This is called a wet refraction

Treatment of Hyperopia

The treatment for hyperopia depends on several factors such as the patient’s age, activities and occupation. Yong patients may or may not require glasses or contacts lenses. If depends on the person’s ability to compensate for the farsightedness with accommodation. Glasses or contact lenses are required for older patients.

Refractive surgery is on option for adults who wish to see clearly without glasses. Lasik, clear lens Extraction and replacement LTK and intra-ocular contact lenses are all procedures that can be performed to correct hyperopia.

Farsightedness can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Their things help to change the way light rays bend into the eyes. If the person’s glasses or contact lens prescription begins with plus numbers, like +2.50, then the person is said to be suffering from farsightedness or Myopia.

Person may need to wear the glasses or contacts all the time. Or they may need to wear that while reading, working on a computer or doing other close-up work. Other ways, such as Lasik or CK refractive to reduce or eliminate the need to wear glasses or contact lenses

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