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A 38-year-old member asked:

What causes farsightedness to occur?

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Dr. Rick Kirschner
Dr. Rick Kirschneranswered
41 years experience
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 self correct. May be symptomless. It is treatable with corrective.

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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.

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