More commonly known as farsightedness, hyperopia is a refractive error that impacts your near vision. Not to be confused with nearsightedness, farsightedness means you can see distant objects but have trouble seeing things that are near you.
Hyperopia occurs when the shape of your eye bends, causing passing light to focus behind the retina instead of on top of it. If you’re having trouble with your near vision, schedule an appointment with us to help determine a solution that works for you.
Common Hyperopia Symptoms & Causes
Farsightedness is caused by an abnormally shaped eyeball. When an eyeball grows abnormally it can interfere with the shape of your cornea (the clear front part of the eye). When this happens you’ll likely notice some of these common symptoms:
Treatments for Hyperopia
Hyperopia treatment can be as simple as an eyeglass or contact lens prescription or involve LASIK surgery. The doctors at Optical Expressions can help you understand your farsightedness symptoms and help you choose a treatment that’s best for you.
Schedule An Eye Exam with Optical Expressions
Ready to experience visual clarity? Then it’s time to talk with our team about treatment for hyperopia. We know it can be challenging to decide on a solution. That’s why we encourage you to ask questions so you can make an informed decision about your vision.