Hyperopia, is a common type of refractive error where distant objects may be seen more clearly than objects that are near. However, people experience hyperopia differently. Some people may not notice any problems with their vision, especially when they are young. For people with significant hyperopia, vision can be blurry for objects at any distance, near or far.
How does hyperopia develop?
Hyperopia develops in eyes that focus images behind the retina instead of on the retina, which can result in blurred vision. This occurs when the eyeball is too short, which prevents incoming light from focusing directly on the retina. It may also be caused by an abnormal shape of the cornea or lens.
What are the signs and symptoms of hyperopia?
The symptoms of hyperopia vary from person to person. Your eye care professional can help you understand how the condition affects you.
Common signs and symptoms of hyperopia include:
- Blurry vision, especially for close objects
How is hyperopia diagnosed?
An eye care professional can diagnose hyperopia and other refractive errors during a comprehensive dilated eye examination.
How is hyperopia corrected?
Hyperopia can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery.
Eyeglasses are the simplest and safest way to correct hyperopia. Your eye care professional can prescribe lenses that will help correct the problem and help you see your best.
Contact Lenses . In many cases, contact lenses provide clearer vision, a wider field of vision, and greater comfort. They are a safe and effective option if fitted and used properly.
Refractive Surgery There are many types of refractive surgeries and surgical options should be discussed with an eye care professional.