Hyperopia

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This common vision condition, also known as farsightedness, occurs when light rays entering the eye focus behind the retina, not directly on it. A common condition in which nearby objects are blurry, but distant objects are seen clearly.

The human eye has two parts that focus images:

  1. The cornea-The clear smooth front surface of the eye
  2. The lens-The transparent biconvex structure in the eye behind the cornea

Farsightedness occurs when the eyeball is shorter than normal or the cornea is curved too little. This is a refractive error.

Symptoms include:

  • Trouble focusing on nearby objects
  • Headaches
  • Blurry vision
  • Eyestrain
  • Fatigue after doing close-up work

Some children have additional complications such as:

  • Lazy eye (Amblyopia)
  • Eyes that aren’t aligned (strabismus)
  • Delays in development
  • Learning Problems

Treatment options include eyeglasses, contacts, and surgery such as Lasik. If not treated doing close tasks like reading, writing, drawing, or computer work may cause eye strain and headaches to more severe problems as lazy eye or crossed eyes.

 

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Sources:

www.afb.org

www.mayoclinic.org

www.webmd.com

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