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Who gets hyperopia?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Any one: Anyone is prone to hyperopia, both the young and the old. There is no prediction who gets it.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Hyperopia: Hyperopia, or farsightedness, occurs when someone can see well far away, but has trouble focusing closeup. It is not an acquired condition-- most kids are slightly hyperopic at birth, and become more myopic (near-sighted) as they get older.

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