Farsightedness, or hyperopia, as it is medically termed, is a vision condition in which distant objects are usually seen clearly, but close ones do not come into proper focus.
Farsightedness occurs if your eyeball is too short or the cornea has too little curvature, so light entering your eye is not focused correctly.
Common signs of farsightedness include difficulty in concentrating and maintaining a clear focus on near objects, eye strain, fatigue and/or headaches after close work, aching or burning eyes, irritability or nervousness after sustained concentration.
Common vision screenings, often done in schools, are generally ineffective in detecting farsightedness. A comprehensive optometric examination will include testing for farsightedness.
Family Eye Care Center can diagnose Farsightedness with a comprehensive eye examination. With custom corrective lenses, most patients are able to enjoy exceptional vision for life. Contact Dr. Craig to learn more about available treatment options for Farsightedness. To schedule an appointment, call us at (304) 636-9111.
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