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how to help my farsightedness?

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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Glasses or contacts: Glasses or contacts will improve your farsightedness in nearly all cases. Some people are also candidates for refractive surgery.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

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".
A 21-year-old member asked:

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.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Are there any exercises to help overcome my farsightedness without meds?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No: However glasses, contact lenses or laser vision correction all work well for this.
A 21-year-old male asked:

I have farsightedness and using glass for 10 year but it still decreasing (begun with -1.5 , now -7 ) if it continue like this i gonna be blind? Help

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Probably not: If your numbers are in the minus (-) range, then you are nearsighted. This tends to progress through the mid 20's in age and then it stops changing. - 7.00 is moderately high but a long way from serious eyeglass need. In absence of other eye disease, you will not become blind from the advancement of your eyeglass power needs.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes aquired farsightedness?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
More likely: You have latent hyperopia that has become manifest as you have gotten older. This means that your eyes have always been farsighted but you have been able to compensate by focusing your eyes. As the focusing has decreased with age, you can no longer compensate. Glasses is the answer.

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