Hyperopia

fixing farsightedness

Hyperopia (also called hypermetropia) is the condition of being farsighted. When we say someone is farsighted, we mean they can clearly see things that are far away. However, objects that are physically closer to them appear blurry or distorted.

It has been observed that 10% of the US population – around 14 million people – have been diagnosed with Hyperopia.

Farsightedness is a condition that can be easily treated. If care is taken and good treatment is provided at the right time, and as needed, you may never have to worry about progressive loss in vision.

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Symptoms of Hyperopia

Some signs of hyperopia include:

  • Eyestrain and resultant headaches.
  • Dizziness.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Inability to see close-by objects or people.
  • Need for an eyeglass prescription.
  • Excessive fatigue or eye pain or headaches after reading or watching TV.

Causes of Hyperopia

Hyperopia can occur due to one of these reasons:

  • Weak eye muscles.
  • Low power in the eyes.
  • Misshapen cornea.
  • Existing eye condition.
  • Old age.
  • Excessive exposure to computer/TV screens.
  • Too much stress on the eyes.
  • Heredity.

How do our doctors diagnose Hyperopia?

At Advanced Vision Care, our eye care specialists will use a retinoscope or a phoropter to assess your eyes for refractive conditions. You will have a complete and comprehensive eye exam and your doctor will discuss the results with you. These tests will tell us if you have hyperopia or not.

Hyperopia can occur at various levels of severity – low, moderate and high – and the treatment suggested will depend on the severity of the condition.

The team at Advanced Vision Care has worked with thousands of patients who have hyperopia. We use the very best and state-of-the-art treatment techniques to provide our patients with the best eye care possible.

Treating Hyperopia

Usually, mild hyperopia can be corrected with corrective glasses and lenses.

Surgical correction is also an excellent option. Surgical eye correction like LASIK, PRK, and refractive lens exchange are options. If the cornea is damaged, a cornea transplant may be recommended.

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