Understanding Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

Also known as farsightedness, hyperopia is a condition that affects 9.9% of Americans ages 40 and older. Therefore, finding the best methods for addressing this issue is vital to a large percentage of Americans. For residents of Fremont and surrounding areas who are seeking an optometrist to correct their hyperopia, we at Warm Springs Optometric Group can help.


What is Hyperopia?

Hyperopia is a medical condition in which seeing distant objects are clear, but close-up objects are blurry. This issue is due to light not bending properly in the eyes.

Symptoms of Farsightedness

Farsightedness causes

  • Having trouble focusing on nearby objects
  • Eye strain
  • Fatigue after doing close-up work
  • Headaches
  • Blurry vision

Hyperopia Causes

There are several causes of hyperopia, and they are as follows:

  • Improper focusing of light rays: When your eyes are functioning properly, they focus on light rays and send the image you are staring at to your brain. However, when you're farsighted, the light rays do not function as they should, thus affecting your vision.
  • Weak focus: On the other hand, if your eye is too short or the power of focus is too weak, rather than going directly to the retina, the image will go behind the retina, causing your vision to become blurry.

Treatments for Farsightedness

Once you have had an eye exam, and it is determined that you have hyperopia, one of our qualified optometrists will prescribe you with eyeglasses or contact lenses to improve your vision. However, if you prefer an alternative option, you may schedule a consultation with our optometrists for LASIK eye surgery. This long-term solution corrects the refractive error and gets rid of the need to wear glasses or contacts.

Make an Eye Exam Appointment with Us Today

If you are a resident of Fremont, or a surrounding area, who are experiencing symptoms of hyperopia, our optometry team is here to serve you. Our professional team can determine if you have this condition with state-of-the-art equipment, and we can create a personalized treatment plan to cater to your unique circumstances and preferences. Give Warm Springs Optometric Group a call at 510-490-0287 to schedule an eye exam. Feel free to contact us also on our website.

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