What is Hyperopia

This condition is also known as far-sightedness. People with this condition are able to see things that are far comfortably but they cannot be able to see things that are close to them well. This makes them to strain their eyes and they may end having headaches and problems with the eyes. The condition becomes worse if the person with condition has to work with things close to them at all times. A good example of such people is those who have to work at the office filling forms or reading through documents. The condition is said to be caused by abnormal development of the eye. In this case, the cornea is not well curved making the lens to sit further back. The eye is relatively short which makes the refraction of light a challenge. The condition is also caused by tumors and inheritance from the parents.

Symptoms of Hyperopia

  • Eye strains
  • Frequent headaches
  • Aching eyes
  • Blurred visions at night
  • Inability to see close objects clearly

When does Hyperopia start?

The condition is said to start at early childhood. It is at this time when the eye development is continuing. The eyes stop growing or start to grow slowly which makes some of the parts to have abnormal growths for instance the cornea. When this happens, the mechanisms of the body may adjust the cornea through a process called accommodation preventing Hyperopia. However, this is not always the case. The eye may fail to accommodate especially as the person ages and the condition Hyperopia results. These peoples’ eyes fail to focus close objects. In this case, when you move close to objects, the objects starts to become blurred and when they move very close, the eyes to strain and they may have frequent headaches.

Treatment of Hyperopia

The condition Hyperopia is diagnosed through normal eye examination. The eye experts realize that you are not able to see close objects comfortably. They may decide to perform more vision tests and eye examination tests to determine whether you have Hyperopia or not. Treatment of the condition is not necessary in most cases. Treatment is only done when the condition is severe and involves surgical adjustment of the affected parts. If treatment is not needed, glasses are given. The glasses adjust the objects automatically making it possible for you to see even close objects clearly. Glasses are given after eye examination to determine which glasses are the best. Contact lenses are given in some cases depending on the eye condition and preference of the patient. It is important to note that different treatment options work differently in different people. In this case, you should listen to the eye expert very carefully when they are prescribing the best treatment option.

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