Hyperopia or farsightedness is a visual defect that makes you look good at close range but worse at a distance.
Causes of farsightedness
Hyperopia is a visual defect that occurs when the eye has too weak a breaking force in relation to the length of the eyeballs.
Most are born with hyperopia because the eyes grow to full length at about 8 years of age. Ophthalmology is the most common visual defect in children. Children can compensate for their oversight by accommodating. This also applies to young adults before they have become oversight. Everyone gets old-age sooner or later.
Some reasons for your age view may be:
- genetic conditions
- underlying medical condition, e.g. diabetes.
Aging (presbyopia) becomes noticeable after about 40 years of age and this is a natural consequence of the aging of the lens. Over-sight also makes objects close-up blurry but the cause is refractive error.
Ophthalmology can usually be corrected with convex lenses (plus glass) in the glasses.
Your oversight can be corrected with contact lenses. It is important that you have good eye hygiene when using contact lenses to avoid eye infections.
The cornea has too little bending (refraction of light) during oversight. Laser reshapes the epithelium (corneal outer part) with sufficiently removed tissue so that light rays are focused directly on the retina.
Diopters are a unit of measurement for the lens’s refractive power. It is printed as a positive figure for over-sight, eg. + 2D. Adults with oversight up to +6 diopters with astigmatism up to +5 diopters can be treated with the laser methods TransPRK Transwave Optimized or F-CAT LASEK at Optalux Eye Laser Clinic.
Regular eye checks of children are important in order to detect hyperopia. Non-transient hyperplasia can lead to other permanent eye-related disorders.
Children with heavy overhaul are over focusing. It can lead to visual impairments such as double vision and, in turn, distortion or strabism – a disruption of the position of the eye shafts and interaction causes the eyes to point obliquely in relation to each other.
Untreated syncope in children is the most common cause of the visual impairment of Amblyopia (lazy eye) – not fully developed vision of an eye during early childhood. This means that the child uses the better functioning eye. Amblyopia is diagnosed and treated by ophthalmologists orthopedists under the supervision of ophthalmologists. The treatment should begin as early as possible before the vision is completed at about 8 years of age.