What You Need to Know about Hyperopia or Farsightedness


Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, is a common refractive error affecting many people. It is a condition where distant objects appear clear, but close objects appear blurry. Hyperopia occurs when light entering the eye is not properly focused on the retina, which is the light-sensitive tissue found at the back of the eye responsible for […]

Will LASIK Surgery Work as a Treatment for Farsightedness?

Close up of a persons eyes after having LASIK eye surgery to treat presbyopia

When a person’s eyesight starts to blur, it can be a sign of myopia or hyperopia. Myopia means being nearsighted, where you can only see things clearly if they are close to you. On the other hand, hyperopia means being farsighted, where you can only see things clearly if they are at a certain distance […]

What to Know Before Getting a Lens Replacement Eye Surgery

Man working on his laptop without glasses, who has completed a refractactive lens exchange surgery

If you’ve recently been diagnosed by your ophthalmologist with presbyopia and high hyperopia or farsightedness and you wish to solve your situation, you can still acquire a better vision. Through refractive lens exchange (RLE) or lens replacement surgery, the procedure works by replacing your eye’s clear natural lens with a synthetic intraocular lens (IOL). Keep […]

6 Things to Consider Before Getting Laser Eye Surgery

Senior woman having her eyes checked to see if shes a candidate for laser eye surgery

Laser eye surgery or refractive surgery has become increasingly popular over the years. It allows millions of individuals to see clearly without the aid of contact lenses or eyeglasses. The technology for laser eye surgery has improved over the years to make it safer and more sophisticated. However, there are still some risks associated with […]

Can People With Extreme Myopia Have LASIK: What to Know

A patient at Valley Laser Eye Centre in Abbotsford receiving an eye exam to see if he's a candidate for LASIK

It can be challenging for nearsighted people to see things from far away. Those with extreme nearsightedness or myopia might find it hard to see anything more than a foot or so away. However, they can see images close to the face. Optometrists measure changes in visual acuity in diopters. According to the National Eye […]

What You Can Do to Avoid Digital Eye Strain While You Work From Home

Woman in red using her laptop while working from home

With the Coronavirus (or COVID-19) keeping millions of Americans home, adults and children alike are spending more time than ever behind screens. Whether to work, study, or simply pass time, prolonged use of electronic devices can make you susceptible to Computer Vision Syndrome. What is Computer Vision Syndrome? Computer Vision Syndrome is a temporary condition […]