Hyperopia

What is hyperopia?

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. There are many effective eye corrective procedures available to treat hyperopia

Signs and symptoms of 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)

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.

What are my eye surgery options for hyperopia?

VLEC offers you the world’s best surgical procedures for hyperopia, so you can enjoy a life without glasses or contacts.

When you come in for your free consultation we will perform a thorough eye evaluation and review your individual needs and expectations. We can help you decide on the best hyperopia treatment for you considering your lifestyle and work. We can offer LASIK, PRK, ICL and refractive lensectomy depending on what best meets your needs.