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Read on to find out more about hyperopia.

Refractive Errors - Normal Vision, Myopia, Hyperopia, Far-Sightedness, Long-Sightedness, Visual Simulation Lee Hung Ming Eye Centre Singapore

What is Hyperopia?

People with hyperopic eyes are able to see clearly at far distances but will experienced blurred near vision. As such, hyperopia is also known as farsightedness or longsightedness. Similar to myopia, a person with uncorrected hyperopia may experience eyestrain, headaches and the need to squint to see clearer.

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What causes Hyperopia?

Hyperopic eyes have an eyeball that is too short relative to the focusing power of the cornea and lens of the eye. As a result, images that the eye sees become focused behind the retina. Conversely, images are focused directly on the retina in a normal eye. Abnormally-shaped corneas or lenses may also cause eyes to become hyperopic.

What are the symptoms of Hyperopia?

Common signs and symptoms in people with hyperopic eyes include:

– Blurred near vision
– Headaches
– Strained vision, the need to squint eyes at near distances

Who is at risk of Hyperopia?

Both adults and children may develop hyperopic eyes. In addition, this condition may also be genetic in certain cases.

What are the treatment options for Hyperopia?

Treatment options include the following:

Contact Lenses
LASIK (the gold standard in vision correct, 24/7 visual freedom)
Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL) (long-term vision correct solution with excellent results)
Cataract Surgery (‘4-in-1’ surgery that treats cataract, myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia/lao hua)

An eye specialist will be able to examine your eyes and recommend a suitable treatment option based on your eye condition and lifestyle requirements.

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