Hyperopia, better known as farsightedness, is a fairly common vision problem affecting a significant portion of the US population. It is caused by a refractive error in the eye, meaning the light entering the eye doesn’t refract properly. Hyperopia is caused when the distance between the cornea and the retina is too short, causing light rays to focus behind the retina, instead of directly on it.This results objects far away appearing clear, but closer objects being blurry.

Farsightedness is most commonly treated with corrective lenses (glasses or contacts) or refractive surgery.

If you suspect you may be “farsighted” please schedule an eye exam with us today!