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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is farsightedness?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 16 years experience
Unclear close vision: Farsightedness refers to blurring of near vision, with distant vision relatively preserved. It is a common type of age-related vision change, sometimes known as "presbyopia".
Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Farsighted: A person who is farsighted can see well far away but needs glasses or contacts to see well close-up.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of you to be farsighted?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
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 the light the exact amount to focus on the retina. Most eyes are not perfect and need to lessen (in nearsightedness) or increase (in farsightedness) the amount of bending. This is done with glasses, contacts or surgery.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How common is farsightedness?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Farsighted: Almost all infants are farsighted, and most grow out of it. In the middle years, myopia is much more common. Farsightedness becomes more common after age forty due to lens changes in the eye. The frequency varies with race and national origin.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What is hyperopia or farsightedness?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Hyperopia: If the eye from front to back is too short, so that the lens and cornea cannot focus the light inside the eye (too weak), the correction for this is to supply a magnifying lens in the eyeglasses. The lens of a farsighted person behaves like a magnifying glass. Most hyperopia is in young people and they grow out of much of it. It also reappears in people past 40 as the natural lens loses focus.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How to help my farsightedness?

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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Glasses or contacts: Glasses or contacts will improve your farsightedness in nearly all cases. Some people are also candidates for refractive surgery.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to be farsighted?

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Dr. Rick Kirschner
Dr. Rick Kirschneranswered
41 years experience
Depends :-): It could be a complement due to your ability to anticipate the future. Far more likely, you can it means you see things at a distance better than you can see things at close range. Ieither 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 self correct. May be symptomless. It is treatable with corrective.

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