Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is a very common eye condition in which distant objects can be seen clearly, but close objects do not come into proper focus. Additional symptoms of farsightedness include fatigue and/or headaches after working with objects nearby, difficulty in maintaining a clear focus on near objects, and aching or burning eyes. Hyperopia is the opposite of nearsightedness or myopia
This eye condition occurs if your eyeball is too short or the cornea has too little curvature. As a result, the light entering your eye is not focused correctly making it difficult to correctly focus on objects close by. For example, many of those that require reading glasses or squint in order to see objects close up are suffering from hyperopia.
Usually inherited, farsightedness tends to appear during our early life before adulthood, but it is not uncommon for many to not experience deteriorating vision until later in life as a result of ageing.
Mitchell Eye Centre can provide you with safe and affordable eye surgery to correct the vision impairments of farsightedness. To treat farsightedness, we offer Advanced Surface Treatment (AST) / Advanced PRK and Refractive Lens Exchange to improve your vision and prevent you from needing to wear glasses or contact lenses.