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.

Here is an example of what hyperopia (nearsightedness) looks like

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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Hi, my name is Dr. Rachael Wruble. I’m born and raised in Bad Axe, MI and now practice in the Charlotte, NC area. I went to optometry school at the Michigan College of Optometry and became an optometrist because my golf coach made me apply to the school – but it’s the best decision I ever made. I love to help out patients and make sure they can see to the best of their ability. I have a passion for advanced dry eye – (particularly) to help those patients where maybe drops are just not enough.