Farsightedness (Hyperopia)

Hyperopia is an inherited ophthalmic condition which causes blurry close vision and sometimes blurry distant vision. This is caused by the cornea being too flat, instead of being round. Many times this condition is not found until the patient is older because the young eye can compensate.

Eyeglasses or contact lenses are typically used for treatment of hyperopia. However, hyperopia can also be treated or eliminated completely by several different ophthalmic surgical procedures.

Discuss these options with your ophthalmologist.