If you have hyperopia, you need a method of vision correction so that you can see as well as possible. If you suspect that you have this eye condition, you need to get eye care from an ophthalmologist. In Raleigh and Oxford, NC, you can call our office to make an appointment with the optometrist. If you do have hyperopia, you can get it diagnosed and get a prescription for corrective lenses. 


Hyperopia Basics

Hyperopia is also known as farsightedness. It is a type of eye condition that allows patients to see objects that are far away better than they can see things that are close by. The vision of near objects tends to be blurry with farsightedness. This condition manifests because of a refractive error inside the eye. It has to do with the shape of the affected eyes. Eyes are short with this problem, and this makes the light coming into the eyes not focus in the proper place inside the eye. The retina is in the back of the inside portion of the eye, and it's a light-sensitive layer of tissue. To see properly, the light should be focused directly on it. If someone is farsighted, the light focuses instead behind the retina. This causes the retina to send a message to the blurry brain. 

If you are farsighted, chances are that you were born that way. But, it may take several years for the condition to affect your vision. If you have a family history of it, you have a higher risk of hyperopia. When a child has this condition, they have a higher risk of other eye conditions such as crossed eyes. 

Hyperopia Symptoms

If you have hyperopia, you likely see close-up things as being blurry. You might have eye strain, tired eyes, or sore eyes because you strain your eyes to see close-up objects. It can also cause you to have headaches, especially when you're reading. The headaches are often chronic. You may have difficulty with things you want to do such as crafting. You likely squint often as you try to see close-up objects. Make sure that you get your exam from an ophthalmologist every year to monitor your condition and to help you see your best. 

Schedule an Appointment with Our Ophthalmologist in Oxford and Raleigh

When you have hyperopia, you need eye care to see well. If you're in the Oxford or Raleigh, NC, areas, you can call our office to schedule your eye exam. 

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