One of the most common vision problems is hyperopia, more commonly known as farsightedness. More than 14 million adults in the U.S. are affected by this refractive error, which causes short-range vision problems, while distant-range vision remains clear. Today, your eye care providers at Elite Vision Care discuss this condition in detail.
Causes of Hyperopia
Structural irregularities in the eyes can result in refractive errors, which interfere with the way the eye receives and processes rays of light. Hyperopia is a refractive error that occurs when the length of the eyeball is shorter than usual, causing light rays to land behind the retina rather than directly upon it. Farsightedness can also occur if the cornea is not properly curved.
Symptoms of Hyperopia
The main sign of hyperopia is blurry short-range vision. If you experience headaches, fatigue, blurry vision and a tendency to squint when doing close-range tasks like reading or working on the computer, you may have hyperopia.
Undergoing a comprehensive eye exam is the first step in detecting farsightedness. Typical treatment options for hyperopia include eyeglasses and contact lenses. Another is refractive surgery like LASIK, a procedure in which a laser is used to reshape the eye surface. LASIK can reduce or completely eliminate the need to wear corrective eyewear.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of hyperopia, turn to the eye care doctors at Elite Vision Care today. Aside from contacts, we also prescribe eyeglasses that will help manage farsightedness or any other refractive errors. Call us today at (281) 205-0002. We serve League City, TX, and nearby areas.