Hyperopia (long sightedness) is a condition where near objects appear blurred. Objects in the distance are generally seen clearly.

Patients may initially become aware of hyperopia when they experience difficulty with near vision after prolonged close work.

With higher degrees of hyperopia objects at all distances may appear blurred.

Hyperopia occurs where a patient’s eyeball is shorter than usual or where the cornea (the front membrane of the eye) is too flat.

Hyperopia is most often corrected using spectacles or contact lenses.

For more information on hyperopia including an animated example of the condition please click here: (Captiv 8 link to : Optical Prescription- Hyperopia)