Hyperopia, also referred to as farsightedness, is a common refractive error affecting around 14.2 million adult Americans. One reliable way to prevent this rate from increasing is to promote awareness of this condition. Let your trusted eye clinic, AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care, discuss this problem in detail.
Causes and Risk Factors
Hyperopia happens when your eyeballs are unusually short or your cornea or lens are irregularly shaped. This may cause the light that enters your eyes to focus on the back part of your retina instead of directly on it. If any of your relatives are wearing contact lenses because they are farsighted, then the risk of you having the condition is fairly high. Hyperopia affects both adults and children.
Common Manifestations and Diagnosis
The hallmark sign of hyperopia is having blurred close vision while your distant vision remains sharp. You may find yourself holding books, pictures, or other objects away from you, so you can have a better view. You may also have frequent eye strain or severe headaches when performing close-range activities.
If you experience any of these symptoms, then we suggest visiting your trusted eye doctor immediately. We can perform a comprehensive eye exam to check for signs of hyperopia. We may also ask you to try various prescription eyeglasses to see if they will improve your viewing ease.
Our Recommended Treatment
We will then explain the findings and our suggested management. We may recommend wearing eyeglasses, contact lenses, or other optical devices to help improve your eyesight. Feel free to ask us any questions about your eye care treatment plan.
Our on-site glasses laboratory allows us to produce your lenses in the shortest time possible while maintaining their superior optics quality. Our expert lab technicians use the latest technologies to craft your customized lenses so they can effectively address your visual needs. We may also suggest performing a LASIK procedure as a lasting solution to this problem.
If you have any further questions about hyperopia, call us at (757) 340-7070 or complete our contact form. We provide premier eye care services to families in Virginia Beach and surrounding VA areas.