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.
What causes hyperopia?
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.
Signs for Hyperopia
Great difficulty focusing on objects up-close, but seeing better in the distance
In some cases, faraway objects may also appear blurred, depending on severity
Can often be associated with a lazy eye (amblyopia)
Can be associated with crossed eyes (strabismus)
Good to Know
Can be treated with LASIK, PRK, ICL or RLE
What are my options to correct my vision?
It’s the procedure of choice for patients with hyperopia aged below 50.
This is a perfect option for people aged 50 and up, especially if they want to correct near vision as well as distance.
A good option when you want rapid recovery of vision
A less expensive and proven surgery that maintain corneal integrity.
People with hyperopia are usually good candidate for refractive lens exchange