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causes of farsightedness

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Imperfect eyes: An error in refraction is imbalance between the amount of light-bending (refraction) an eye needs and what it has. A perfectly refracted eye bends th ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
40 years experience General Practice
Eyeball, or Lens: Either your eyeball is too short and the focal point for light lands behind your retina, or the lens in your eye lacks focusing power. Under 40, may ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Inheritance: Mostly. Most people are confused between farsightedness and the need for reading glasses, presbyopia. Presbyopia affects everyone eventually but gen ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
More likely: You have latent hyperopia that has become manifest as you have gotten older. This means that your eyes have always been farsighted but you have been ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
18 years experience Ophthalmology
See an eye doctor. : Well, lots of things cause vision loss but the fact it seems correctable is good. You should see a eye doctor to really see for sure but, given your a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Mom and dad: Genetics determine whether a person is nearsighted or farsighted.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye too short: The focusing lands behind the retina, because the eyeball is too short from front to back. In near-sighted people, the eyeball is too big, so the ligh ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
30 years experience LASIK Surgery
Check it out: Refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism) can naturally be different between eyes. However, there are many eye conditions, such ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
No...: Aging does not cause farsightedness. Most cases of farsightedness are genetic. In other words, you are farsighted because your parent(s) was.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Imbalance: Nearsightedness and farsightedness are caused by an inappropriate amount of refraction for the particular eye. In nearsightedness, the amount of focu ... Read More

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