Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

When you suffer from hyperopia, or farsightedness, nearby objects appear blurry, while those farther away are typically much clearer. This occurs when the cornea is not curved enough or the eye is too short in relation to its focusing components. As a result, light does not have enough space to focus correctly onto the retina and, therefore, goes beyond the correct point, causing blurry vision. Hyperopia is commonly confused with presbyopia, which is an age-related change to your vision. However, being farsighted can occur at any age and is often inherited genetically, while presbyopia is typically first noticed around age 40 due to the aging process.

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If you have trouble seeing objects close up, you may find yourself squinting on a regular basis, as well as experiencing eyestrain and headaches. Due to these recurrent problems, consulting an eye doctor can not only help you feel better but also see more clearly. If you wish to undergo a procedure like LASIK or refractive lens exchange, our team at Virginia Eye Consultants can help you find the right solution for your needs and lifestyle.

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