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Eye Diseases & Conditions

Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

Hyperopia (hi-per-OH-pea-uh), or farsightedness, is a type of refractive error. Hyperopia is a vision condition in which near objects appear blurred – such as books, menus, or a smartphone- but distant objects remain clear. People with severe farsightedness may also experience crossed eyes, eyestrain, and a reduced quality of life.

Hyperopia Diagnosis

An ophthalmologist (an eye doctor with a medical degree: MD or DO) or an optometrist (an eye doctor with an OD degree) will conduct an eye examination to find out if you have hyperopia.

Hyperopia treatment

A range of treatments are available. Your ophthalmologist or optometrist will work with you to identify the right treatment. This may include eyeglasses, contact lenses, or other treatments to help you see clearly.


Contact Lenses

Getting an Eye Exam

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