Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is a vision condition that makes reading or focusing on close objects very difficult. Many people may not need corrective treatment for farsightedness until they reach their 40’s. You may not even recognize there is an issue with your vision until you undergo an exam. If you suffer from farsightedness, our doctors at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC in Philadelphia, PA, can help you choose the best vision correction option.
Farsightedness occurs when the eyeball is too short and prevents light rays from focusing properly onto the retina. If you are farsighted, you may be able to see objects in the distance well, but struggle to see things up close and nearby. Although hyperopia is often associated with age, it can also be genetic. When age is a factor, the eye’s ability to focus becomes degraded, making it difficult to read or see items up close.
Signs and symptoms of farsightedness include:
If you suffer from farsightedness, our doctors at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC can help you choose the best vision correction option.
At Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC, we offer multiple options for treating farsightedness, including LASIK and LASEK surgical procedures:
Your doctors at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC will perform a comprehensive eye examination to detect vision problems and determine the best course of treatment. Children and teens may not need any sort of corrective treatment, while adults with hyperopia have a wide range of treatment options to choose from. Your eye doctor will carefully explain the best options available to help you in making your decision.
Put an end to your eyestrain, headaches, and blurry vision. Contact us online today or give us a call at 215-794-4550 to book a consultation.