Farsightedness (hyperopia) is a vision condition in which you can see far objects clearly but adjacent items are indistinct. Your concentration capacity is influenced by how farsighted you are. Others with severe farsightedness may only be able to see objects that are far away, but people with mild farsightedness may be able to see objects that are closer. Farsightedness runs in families and is frequently evident at birth. With eyeglasses or contact lenses, you can easily correct this condition. Surgery is another treatment option.


Farsightedness can be defined as:

  • It’s possible that nearby things will appear hazy.
  • To see clearly, you must squint.
  • You’re experiencing eye strain, which includes burning and aching in or around the eyes.
  • After doing close activities for a period of time, such as reading, writing, computer work, or drawing, you have general eye irritation or a headache.

Hyperopia Diagnosis

A simple eye exam is all that is required to detect farsightedness. You’ll be asked to read a chart from across the room by your doctor. If the test reveals hyperopia, a retinoscope will be used to examine how light bounces off your retina. They’ll also utilize a phoropter, which is a testing gadget, to assist them in determining the correct prescription for glasses or contacts.


You may require the following items for clear vision:

  • Contact lenses Glasses
  • LASIK is a type of vision repair surgery.
  • Your prescription for farsightedness is a positive number, such as +3.00. The greater the number, the more powerful the lenses are.

Consult your eye doctor about your alternatives, their effectiveness, and the costs.

Even if the degree of hyperopia is minor, treatment is recommended to avoid complications such as headaches and eye irritation.

Surgical Treatment

  • Some refractive surgery options are available for patients with a low degree of hyperopia who do not want to wear glasses or contact lenses.
  • Phakic intraocular lenses (between the cornea and the crystalline lens) are another alternative for people with more severe abnormalities.
  • Pseudophakic lenses (replacement of the crystalline lens) may be an option for people over the age of 40-45. The procedure is same to that of cataract surgery.


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