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Hyperopia Defined in Simple Terms

POSTED ON January 20, 2014

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In previous blog posts we have talked about the struggles with myopia , but what is hyperopia? Hyperopia is another term for farsightedness which means close objects are difficult to see. Photo courtesy: www.eyesight.co.in Those who are farsighted see things at a distance more easily than they do up close. If you are farsighted, close objects may appear blurry. This makes it difficult to participate in certain activities that ...

In previous blog posts we have talked about the struggles with myopia , but what is hyperopia? Hyperopia is another term for farsightedness which means close objects are difficult to see.

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Photo courtesy: www.eyesight.co.in

Those who are farsighted see things at a distance more easily than they do up close. If you are farsighted, close objects may appear blurry. This makes it difficult to participate in certain activities that require crisp vision.  Hyperopia tends to run in families or can be caused by certain diseases.

If you begin to notice blurred distance vision and eyestrain, you may be at risk for hyperopia. An eye exam can help correct this blurred vision. Glasses or contacts can be a quick fix for farsightedness.

If you believe a member of your family may be suffering from hyperopia, schedule an eye exam with Dr. Tavel. With 19 convenient locations in Indiana, we make it easy to take control of your eye health.

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