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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Farsightedness

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

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

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. ...Read more

Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Farsightedness (Definition)

also referred to as Hyperopia. A short axial length of the eye or a non-optimized lens allows light to focus behind the retina instead of on the retinal plane. This typically results in an inability to ...Read more


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What causes nearsightedness/farsightedness in people?

What causes nearsightedness/farsightedness in people?

Mom and dad: Genetics determine whether a person is nearsighted or farsighted. ...Read more

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

Imbalance: Nearsightedness and farsightedness are caused by an inappropriate amount of refraction for the particular eye. In nearsightedness, the amount of focusing present is too much for the length of the eye. In farsightedness, it is the opposite. ...Read more

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What causes nearsightedness/farsightedness and can laptop computer use cause one?

What causes nearsightedness/farsightedness and can laptop computer use cause one?

Eye shape: The shape of your eye ball is the cause of near- and far-sightedness. This is genetic and won't be effected by computer use. ...Read more

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What causes farsightedness to occur?

What causes farsightedness to occur?

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. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering what causes farsightedness?

Inheritance: Mostly. Most people are confused between farsightedness and the need for reading glasses, presbyopia. Presbyopia affects everyone eventually but generally can manifest at age 40 years. ...Read more

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If aging causes farsightedness, does it also cure nearsightedness?

If aging causes farsightedness, does it also cure nearsightedness?

No...: Aging does not cause farsightedness. Most cases of farsightedness are genetic. In other words, you are farsighted because your parent(s) was. ...Read more

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What are the causes of you to be farsighted?

What are the causes of you to be farsighted?

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. ...Read more

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What causes very rapid decline in vision to the point of needing glasses for astigmatism and farsightedness?

What causes very rapid decline in vision to the point of needing glasses for astigmatism and farsightedness?

See an eye doctor. : Well, lots of things cause vision loss but the fact it seems correctable is good. You should see a eye doctor to really see for sure but, given your age, the two most likely culprits are cataracts and presbyopia. Usually cataracts give people better near vision initially but not always. Presbyopia, or aging of the lens, is most likely and necessitates reading glasses and sometimes distance glasses. ...Read more

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What causes eyes to not focus properly when someone is farsighted?

Eye too short: The focusing lands behind the retina, because the eyeball is too short from front to back. In near-sighted people, the eyeball is too big, so the light is focused in front of the retina. ...Read more