Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, longsightedness or hypermetropia, is a common – and very treatable – vision problem. If you have hyperopia, you have probably been prescribed glasses or contacts to help you see.
Hyperopia occurs when the cornea is too flat or the eye is too short. When light rays from distant objects enter the uncorrected eye, they converge behind the retina so the image is unfocused. Laser eye surgery moves the image forward onto the retina and this gives crisp, clear vision.