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Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, 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 IS HYPEROPIA DIAGNOSED?
A routine eye exam by an ophthalmologist or optometrist can show signs of farsightedness. The eye exam includes questions about eyesight and a physical exam of eyes. Ophthalmoscopy, tonometry, a slit lamp exam, and other vision tests are also part of a routine eye exam.
HOW IS HYPEROPIA TREATED?
Treatment for Hyperopia is done by prescribing eyeglasses and contact lenses of the required power. Refractive surgery may also be considered for reshaping the cornea.
DID YOU KNOW?
According to the National Health Service, anybody who is unable to read the top line of the Snellen chart is eligible to register as blind or partially sighted.