Hyperopia (Farsightedness): How Does It Impact Your Vision?

Do you have trouble focusing clearly on things up close, like your phone or tablet?

If so, you may have hyperopia (otherwise known as farsightedness).

Hyperopia is a common visual condition that causes objects up close to appear blurry, or difficult to focus on, while objects in the distance often remain clear.

For example, if you have hyperopia, you may be able to easily see your tv in the distance but be unable to focus on your laptop up close.

If you’re young, you may have hyperopia (farsightedness) and not notice any problems with your vision.

On the other hand, if you have significant hyperopia, your vision can be blurry at all distances.

But not to worry, as a condition that affects your vision, hyperopia is easily correctable with glasses, contact lenses or in many cases, laser eye surgery.

Curious if you have hyperopia? What are you waiting for? Make sure to schedule an appointment with your local eye care professional today!

Interested in learning more about conditions that affect your vision? Check out our articles on myopia, presbyopia and astigmatism!

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Rachael Wruble, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Dr. Wruble sees the eye as a piece of the puzzle – interconnected to the rest of the body. So a problem with the eye can be a result of a problem with the body. She wanted to be a part of a practice where exams are not just about the eye, but a part of the comprehensive care of the entire patient. Establishing a personal relationship with her patients is also important to her. Her optometric areas of interest have focused on ocular disease, specialty contact lenses, and low vision. Her advanced training in these areas includes: Specialty Contact Lens Seminar – The Vision Care Institute, LLC Optometric Glaucoma Society Residents Symposium – Optometric Glaucoma Society Fluorescein Angiography Course – NC State Optometric Society Paragon CRT for Corneal Refractive Therapy Certification Areas of Expertise Advanced residency training at Salisbury VA Medical Center focused on: Ocular Disease – Glaucoma, Macular degeneration, Diabetes Specialty Contact Lenses – Keratoconus, Trauma, Advanced prescriptions Advanced Low Vision Exams Education Ferris State University, Michigan College of Optometry W. G. (Bill) Hefner Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Residency) Languages Spoken English Professional Memberships American Optometric Association American Academy of Optometry Piedmont Optometric Society Women of Vision Gastonia East Rotarian Awards and Publications 2012 America's Top Optometrist 2012 Most Influential Women Rising Star Optometrist Michigan College of Optometry and National Dean’s List Michigan College of Optometry: Senior Research Award in Clinical Optometric Science ASCO Student Award in Clinical Ethics Junior Jaycee Member of Gaston County 2012 Leadership Gaston Alum and Current Board Advisor Gaston Family Health Services Volunteer Optometrist

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