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Does Hyperopia Change With Age
Eye prescription is +0.25x-1.0. So my power is "+", but spherical equivalent is "-". Am i myopic or hyperopic? Is near or far vision better?
Depends...: +.25 is negligible, so you can say you're emmetropic. However you do have astigmatism, so you are astigmatic . Technically, you're hyperopic with astigmatism. With current data, i couldnt tell you whether near vision or distance vision is better, depends on whether you have presbyopia or not. If you don't have presybiopia, then they are equal. Hope that helps, but it can get confusing.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more correction: Hyperopia can be compensated by accomodation of your natural lens when you are younger. As you age this becomes less effective and by age 52 is lost. This means that you may need increasing lens power through the 30's for distance vision and by age 40 will need extra help (bifocals) at near. ...Read more
Apart from presbyopia, at forties, can the ageing increase also the hyperopia and/or astigmatism degrading also the far vision?
I was born with hyperopia and astigmatism, while the astigmatism stayed about the same, I went from +4 sph to -2 sph (6 dpt!!) from age 19 to now 28. How worrisome is this? Will progression ever stop?
Hyperopia: Hyperopia is farsightedness where vision is blurred at near and distance, requiring a plus lens correction. This, as with myopia, is determined by shape and refractive power of cornea, length of eye and refractive power of lens. Seen more with shorter eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer