Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is the condition in which the eye focuses on distant objects better than on objects closer to the eye. This makes nearby objects appear blurry. This happens when light rays refract, or bend, incorrectly in the eye. The eye is designed to focus images directly on the surface of the retina; when the cornea is incorrectly curved due to hyperopia, light rays focus behind the surface of the retina, producing a blurry image.
Management and Treatment
Hyperopia can be managed non-surgically in a similar way to astigmatism, myopia (nearsightedness), and presbyopia by prescribing glasses or contact lenses.
We understand that glasses and contacts are often a hassle for many of our patients. Therefore, a permanent treatment option for hyperopia may include performing laser vision correction surgery or lens replacement surgery.
Not all surgical procedures are covered by insurance so we are proud to offer financing for all of our surgical vision correction procedures.