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Farsightedness

Farsightedness (Hyperopia) is the result of the visual image being focused behind the retina rather than directly on it. It may be caused by the eyeball being too small or the focusing power being too weak. Farsightedness is often present from birth, but children can often tolerate moderate amounts without difficulty and most outgrow the condition. As aging occurs, glasses or contact lenses may be required to correct the vision. A family history of farsightedness is a risk factor.

Symptoms

  • Headache while reading
  • Blurred vision of close objects
  • Eye strain
  • Aching eyes

Treatment

A general eye examination to evaluate hyperopia may include:

  • Visual acuity
  • Refraction
  • Glaucoma testing
  • Eye movements
  • Slit-lamp
  • Retinal examination

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