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Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

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Do you find yourself seeing things clearly from far away, but struggling with objects that are up close? If so, you may be experiencing Hyperopia (Farsightedness). Hyperopia is a common vision condition in which distant objects can be seen clearly, but objects or text up close become blurry and hard to view. Millions of people are farsighted, but this can be easily corrected by your eye care provider. To learn more about Hyperopia, it’s symptoms, how it can affect you, and what options you have to correct the problem, continue reading below.

Table of Contents:

  1. What are the common symptoms of Hyperopia?
  2. What causes Hyperopia?
  3. What are my options to correct Hyperopia?

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What are the most common signs of Hyperopia?

The most common symptoms that people experience with farsightedness include:

  • Blurred vision of objects or text up close
  • Headaches
  • Eye strain
  • Squinting of the eyes
  • Feeling fatigued when performing work at close range

Your vision may continue to change. If you are experiencing these symptoms with your current eyeglasses or corrective lenses, then you may need to visit your local eye doctor for an eye exam and new prescription.

If you think you are experiencing symptoms of Hyperopia, visit an eye care provider like us to confirm that you are farsighted. Another similar problem affecting the vision is called Presbyopia. Many of the symptoms are the same, but the main difference involves your age. If you’re over 40 and you are just now experiencing difficulty focusing or reading smaller text in low light situations, then you are more than likely experiencing Presbyopia, not Hyperopia.

Both conditions can be easily corrected with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, contact Louisiana Eye & Laser Center and schedule a routine eye exam.

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What causes Hyperopia?

Hyperopia (Farsightedness) can be caused by a number of reasons, but more than likely, it’s related to heredity. Most children who get it from their parents will outgrow it.

Your eyes work to focus on the light rays and send images of what you are viewing to your brain. Unfortunately, with farsightedness, the light rays do not focus like they should. Your cornea, the clear outer layer of your eye and the lens focus images directly on the surface of your retina. When this happens, it projects the image on the back of the eye. If your eye is too short, or the power to focus is too weak, then the image you are viewing will be projected in the behind the retina. When this happens, things up close look blurry, just like that newspaper in your hands.

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What are my options to correct Hyperopia?

Hyperopia can be corrected through a few options.

  1. Corrective Lenses
  2. Prescription Glasses
  3. Laser Vision Correction

Corrective Lenses

Corrective lenses are a great option for correcting vision problems such as Hyperopia. Corrective lenses come in a variety of materials and barely weigh anything. They look nearly invisible so they don’t distort your visual clarity, and they block UVA and UVB rays from entering your eyes. There are many things to consider when looking for corrective lenses such as how often you’d like to change your contacts or how long you’ll be wearing them in one day.

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Prescription Glasses

Eyeglasses are another option for correcting farsightedness and come in a variety of shapes, styles and colors to meet your needs. Depending on the severity of your farsightedness, you may need to wear your glasses or contacts all the time, however, in some cases you may only need them when reading, working on a computer or doing other close-up work.

Laser Vision Correction

Laser Vision Correction is one of the safest surgical procedures that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. This common procedure takes very little time to perform and it’s painless, effective and accurate in correcting existing vision issues. Louisiana Eye & Laser Center offers the following options for laser corrective surgery:

    1. Blade-Free Lasik
    2. IntraLase™ (iLASIK) LASIK
    3. VISX CustomVue® Procedure

Not all insurance plans cover LASIK. Contact your insurance agent and ask what your policy covers. To learn more about the laser procedures that Louisiana Eye & Laser Center offers, visit our LASIK page or contact us to Schedule A FREE Consultation Today! Our LASIK surgeons live and work in central Louisiana and are available for free consultations five days a week. Schedule your FREE LASIK consultation today!

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Visit Louisiana Eye & Laser

Don’t let farsightedness keep you from seeing clearly! Stop in to visit the vision experts at Louisiana Eye & Laser and meet with an eye specialist. Louisiana Eye & Laser Center has 14 convenient office locations covering northern and central Louisiana and is the leading vision provider in the state. Let Louisiana Eye & Laser Center help you with Hyperopia symptoms. We’re here to help. Just give us a call, schedule online or drop by one of our offices today!