Hyperopia Treatment | Farsightedness Treatment Bethpage NYHyperopia, also known as farsightedness, a condition of the eyes where the focus on distant objects is better than the focus on objects closer to the eye. As a result, nearby objects appear blurry. The eye is designed to focus images directly on the surface of the retina; with hyperopia, light rays focus behind the surface of the retina, producing a blurry image.

Causes of Hyperopia

Hyperopia may be caused by the following:

  • The eyeball is too small
  • The focusing power of the eyeball is too weak
  • A family history of hyperopia

Symptoms of Hyperopia

Symptoms of hyperopia may include:

  • Vision that is blurry when looking at close objects
  • Eye strain
  • Headaches when reading
  • Strabismus symptoms in children
  • Pain in the eyes

Diagnosis of Hyperopia

After a thorough medical examination of the eyes, the following diagnostic tests may be conducted:

  • Slit-lamp examination
  • Visual acuity exam
  • Examination of the retina
  • Refraction testing
  • Glaucoma test
  • Dilated eye examination

Treatment of Hyperopia

Hyperopia can be treated in a variety of ways. The most common is:

  • Prescription reading glasses
  • Prescription contact lenses.

Hyperopia can also be treated with invasive or non-invasive surgical procedures, including:

  • PRK (photorefractive keratectomy)
  • LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis).

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