Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is a refractive error of the eye. It occurs when the axis of the eyeball is shorter than necessary or the curvature of the cornea is flat. Thus, the eye focuses the light behind the retina. This makes it difficult to see up close and read. We are unable to clearly distinguish between objects nearby. The crossword puzzle in front of us will be blurred, meanwhile, we can see the television and distant objects quite well. Headaches and eye pain occur often as a result of the constant overuse of the eye’s internal muscles.
Farsightedness can be corrected by wearing glasses or contact lenses.
In adulthood, when the condition of the eye has stabilized, an eye specialist may recommend a laser procedure or artificial lens implantation.