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Farsightedness
  • What is a Farsightedness ?

    Farsightedness, technically called hyperopia, is a vision condition in which distant objects are usually seen clearly, but close objects are not brought into proper focus.
  • Why does farsightedness occur ?

    If the length of the eyeball is too short, the crystalline lens of the eye cannot bring near objects into a sharp and clearly focused image. Some theorists believe that farsightedness is hereditary while others believe that it may result from environmental factors.
  • How common is Farsightedness ?

    Many individuals have some degree of farsightedness. This condition is only a problem if it significantly affects a person's ability to see. It is estimated that over half of all people who wear glasses are waring them because of a focusing problem due to farsightedness or presbyopia.
  • What are some signs of farsightedness ?

    Common symptoms of farsightedness include difficulty in concentrating and maintaining a clear focus on near objects; eye strain; general tension; fatigue and / or headaches after close work; aching or burning eyes; poor reading ability' holding material away from the eyes; and irritability or nervousness after sustained concentration.
  • How is farsightedness detected ?

    In mild cases, your eyes may be able to compensate adequately without the need for corrective lenses. In more severe cases, your optometrist may recommend glasses, contact lenses, or in some instances, vision therapy to correct the problem.
  • How is farsightedness treated ?

    In mild cases, your eyes may be able to compensate adequately without the need for corrective lenses. In more severe cases, your optometrist may recommend glasses, contact lenses, or in some instances, vision therapy to correct the problem.
  • How will farsightedness affect my lifestyle ?

    If glasses or contact lenses are prescribed, it may take you a few days to adjust to them. After that, farsightedness will probably not affect your lifestyle at all.