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Hyperopia or Farsightedness

Hyperopia or Farsightedness
Hyperopia or Farsightedness
Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is a common vision problem, affecting about a fourth of the population. People with Hyperopia can see distant objects very well, but have difficulty seeing objects that are up close.

Hyperopia Symptoms and Signs
Farsighted people sometimes have headaches or eyestrain, and may squint or feel fatigued when performing work at close range. If you get these symptoms while wearing your glasses or contact lenses, you may need an eye exam and a new prescription.
What Causes Hyperopia?
This vision problem occurs when light rays entering the eye focus behind the retina, rather than directly on it. The eyeball of a farsighted person is shorter than normal.
Many children are born with Hyperopia, and some of them “outgrow” it as the eyeball lengthens with normal growth.






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