What is Hyperopia (Long-sightedness)?

Hyperopia (Long-sightedness)

Hyperopia (long-sightedness) is the condition where you see things at a distance more clearly than those that are nearby.

It is easily treated with glasses or contact lenses. The condition can be solved in the long term with lens surgery or laser eye surgery.

Hyperopia (long-sightedness) commonly occurs because the shape of your eye is too short. This causes light to be focused behind your retina rather than on to it. Your lens changes its thickness to compensate for this, resulting in blurred vision.

What are the symptoms of Hyperopia?

  • Distant objects can be clear
  • Nearby objects are out of focus
  • Having to squint to focus
  • Headaches
  • Tiredness
  • Pain in your eyes

What are the causes of Hyperopia?

  • Your eyeball is too short
  • The transparent layer at the front of your eye (cornea) is not curved enough
  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Medical condition

How do you treat Hyperopia?

  • Laser eye surgery
  • Lens surgery
  • Glasses
  • Contact Lenses