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Does hyperopia change with age?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
It may: Hyperopia may change, namely, getting worse. Also, when your vision gets older, your hyperopia will change as well.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Hyperopia v. age: Most infants are somewhat hyperopic and as the eye grows, the amount diminishes and many become myopic. Those over the late 30's have a certain percentage who acquire hyperopia and may need correction for this as well as near needs termed presbyopia.

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