When a person is affected by Hyperopia, also known as long-sightedness, they tend to have difficulty focusing clearly on objects that are near to them.
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What is Hyperopia?

They can often appear blurred, with reading / close work requiring glasses (spectacles).

Just like short-sightedness (myopia), hyperopia can be a progressive condition that seems to get more severe over time. In some cases where hyperopia progresses, a person can find that both near and distance vision become difficult.

Regular visits to the optician are recommended for people of all ages, and straightforward sight tests will help to detect and diagnose this condition. The optician will show this with a plus sign before the number (known as a sphere) on a prescription, with a higher number representing a more long-sighted person.

What Are the Causes of Hyperopia?

Those who are affected by hyperopia often have eyes that are too short from front to back, or a misshapen cornea. This causes a weakness in the eye, and when light enters them, they aren’t able to focus properly. Light rays will typically go to the wrong place, falling behind the retina to give a blurred image. Children can often be affected by this condition, which can improve as they get older.


What Is the Treatment for Hyperopia?

Glasses (spectacles) are often prescribed for people with long-sightedness (hyperopia) by their optician. However, to reduce the dependency on glasses, refractive surgery can provide a safe and effective solution. LASIK is a procedure that’s frequently performed at Prema, with RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange) and ICL (Implantable Contact Lens) also popular choices. A private consultation will determine which procedure will be most suitable.

What concerns are related to Hyperopia?

  • The eyes find it difficult to focus properly (accommodative dysfunction)
  • Difficulty for both eyes to coordinate (binocular dysfunction)
  • Amblyopia - a childhood condition where vision doesn’t develop fully
  • Blurred near vision
  • Headaches
  • Eye strain (asthenopia)
  • Squint (strabismus) - eyes pointing in different directions

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Laser Eye Surgery

At Prema, we use LASEK as one method for safe and effective laser eye surgery. We can treat common sight concerns such as: hyperopia, myopia and astigmatism.


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The most popular laser eye surgery is LASIK. It’s used to treat common concerns we refer to as refractive errors, including: astigmatism, myopia and hyperopia.

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