What is Hyperopia? | Accent Eye Care
Our medical, vision care specialists at Accent Eyes have years of experience and knowledge treating hyperopia. This condition is extremely common and is known as farsightedness. You are not alone as in the US there are over 3 million cases diagnosed annually.
Hyperopia is a vision disorder that causes the individual to see far objects clearly, yet objects that are close by appearing blurry. This has to do with the shape of the cornea. Genetically, the cornea is too flat or the eye is too short. Therefore, focusing is a problem because the focal point on the retina is not in alignment to see close objects clearly. Many times, there is a genetic family history of hyperopia, which increases the likelihood you will have the condition. Many individuals have the disorder from birth and it is discovered at their first eye exam.
Hyperopia is treated by making an appointment with an Accent Eyes optometrist for a comprehensive visual exam. Our medical professionals will provide a visual exam, after which discuss treatment options with you.
Corrective lenses like eyeglasses or contact lenses are the usual treatment to correct the vision disparity. Prescription glasses or contact lenses are the customary treatment. However, the popularity of Lasik and artificial lens implants is growing.
Some patients have opted for a corrective surgical procedure known as Lasik so they minimize the chances of having to wear glasses. Lasik is a type of laser vision correction. The procedure alters the refractive error by surgically modifying the shape of the cornea. This allows for the focal point to align correctly on the retina and adjust the farsightedness or hyperopia.
As with any surgical procedure, Lasik has risks and benefits associated with the technique. Discuss whether you are a candidate with your doctor as it depends on the severity of the hyperopia, age of the patient, and any concurrent health conditions.
Call Accent Eyes today for a complete vision package appointment.