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how is hyperopia treated?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Surgery vs. correcti: The most simple way to treat hyperopia is wearing glasses or lenses. There is also lasik surgery that has recently emerged as a treatment option. You may consult with your ophthalmologist regarding your options.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Glasses: Like any other refractive error. Some advocate ortho-k--special contacts one wears at night.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu commented
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Sometimes, LASIK can be used to treat hyperopia (up to a certain degree). People with cataracts can have their hyperopia treated at the time of surgery with a particular intraocular implant...
Sep 16, 2012

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What is farsightedness?

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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 15 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".
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What is hyperopia or farsightedness?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 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.
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What causes hyperopia?

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Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Hyperopia: Hyperopia is farsightedness where vision is blurred at near and distance, requiring a plus lens correction. This, as with myopia, is determined by shape and refractive power of cornea, length of eye and refractive power of lens. Seen more with shorter eyes.
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How common is farsightedness?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 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.
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Who gets hyperopia?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Any one: Anyone is prone to hyperopia, both the young and the old. There is no prediction who gets it.

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