Farsightedness (Hyperopia)

People with farsightedness (hyperopia) see well at a distance, but have trouble focusing on objects up close. If you’re farsighted, you may notice yourself holding books at arm’s length or backing away from your computer monitor. About 25% of the population is farsighted, and the condition is fairly common in children, whose vision may improve as they grow and the eyeball lengthens. An eye exam at our Indianapolis practice can determine whether you are farsighted. Farsightedness is one of the top reasons patients wear corrective lenses or undergo refractive procedures such as LASIK.

Eye surgery patients from across the country come to Indianapolis for LASIK with our team of renowned surgeons. If you are farsighted and would like to explore your options for laser vision correction request a free screening or call us at 317-814-2933 to schedule an appointment.

What is Farsightedness?

When vision is perfect, light entering the front of the eye through the cornea is focused on a single point on the retina at the back of the eyeball. The cornea bends the light rays (refraction), with further refinement by the lens, to focus the light onto the retina. Farsightedness is a refractive error which causes the light to focus at a point beyond the retina, rather than on it. This makes up-close objects appear out of focus, while far away objects may be clear.

Farsightedness (Hyperopia) diagram

What Causes Farsightedness?

Farsightedness is the result of an eyeball that is too short, causing the light to project past the retina, making near vision blurry.

How Can Farsightedness Be Treated?

Contact lenses or glasses are often prescribed to correct hyperopia. They bend (refract) the light at a sharper angle so that it reaches the retina for clearer up-close vision. But corrective lenses aren’t the best long-term solution for everyone, and many people choose refractive procedures such as LASIK for permanent, reliable vision correction.

Refractive Surgery for Farsightedness Correction

LASIK, PRK, and other refractive surgeries often produce results that are better than 20/20, and liberate patients from the discomfort, expense, and hassle of corrective lenses.

At Price Vision Group, we feature three internationally renowned corneal specialists, who are also authorities in the field of LASIK and other ophthalmic surgeries. Our surgeons travel the world to teach their techniques to their peers, and our reputation draws patients from across the country.

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