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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?

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 more

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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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Does hyperopia change with age?

Does hyperopia change with age?

It may: Hyperopia may change, namely, getting worse. Also, when your vision gets older, your hyperopia will change as well. ...Read more

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How does hyperopia affect your vision as you age?

How does hyperopia affect your vision as you age?

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

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I've been prescribed +2.25 add which is strong for my age. Could i have latent hyperopia?

I've been prescribed +2.25 add which is strong for my age. Could i have latent hyperopia?

Rx lenses: The age of a person does does define the Rx of lenses, but more the eye visual acuity of the individual. young children may have even worse vision needing a bigger lens, etc. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Changes with age: welcome to adulthood- usually, eye changes as described begin in the mid 30s- however, unfortunately, progess with age, Do yourself a favor and get an ophthalmolgy evaluation to rule out any medical eye issues. ...Read more

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Who gets hyperopia?

Who gets hyperopia?

Any one: Anyone is prone to hyperopia, both the young and the old. There is no prediction who gets it. ...Read more

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What causes hyperopia?

What causes hyperopia?

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 more

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How is hyperopia treated?

Surgery vs. correcti: The most simple way to treat hyperopia is wearing glasses or lenses. There is also lasik surgery that has recently emerged as a treatment option. You may consult with your ophthalmologist regarding your options. ...Read more

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What is hyperopia or farsightedness?

What is hyperopia or farsightedness?

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 more

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What is hyperopia and how is it caused?

What is hyperopia and how is it caused?

Farsightedness: Hyperopia is due to a relative lack or corneal and lens focusing capability in the eye. The eyes may be smaller. Severe hyperopia may also be related to an increased incidence of glaucoma. ...Read more

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Why is a convex lens used for hyperopia?

Optics: In farsightedness, the power of the eye is too weak and the light is focusing behind retina at the back of the eye. A convex lens is used to compensate for the weak eye and bend the light more so that it is focused on the retina instead of behind it. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What is the amount of hyperopia that should be corrected?

What is the amount of hyperopia that should be corrected?

Farsightedness: Hyperopia is a state of being farsighted where vision is better at seeing objects farther than near. Only an ophthalmologist or optometrist can determine its gravity and prescribe lenses to correct it. ...Read more

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I don't understand;hyperopia or astigmatism or myopia?

I don't understand;hyperopia or astigmatism or myopia?

Refractive error: These are the names of different refractive errors. For clear vision, light must be focused by the eye onto the retina. Myopia, or nearsightedness, is when the eye focuses light in front of the retina. Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is when the eye focuses light behind the retina. Astigmatism is when light does not come to one focal point but is spread over a range. ...Read more

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If you have astigmatism, can you also have hyperopia?

If you have astigmatism, can you also have hyperopia?

Yes: You can have hyperopia with or without astigmatism or myopia with or without astigmatism. You can also have astigmatism alone. Also, on top of all of these combinations, you can also have presbyopia. ...Read more

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Can astigmatism and hyperopia to get significantly worse?

Yes and no.: Astigmatism is normally stable, unless there is an underlying problem. Hyperopia (while it does not really increase) becomes more evident as we age, resulting in stronger glasses. ...Read more

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If I have hyperopia and astigmatism, can I still get contacts?

YES: In most cases, a contact lens is available for combinations of hyperopia (far-sightedness) and astigmatism. Some of the higher degrees of these conditions may be difficult to fit, or the available choices of contacts very limited, or expensive. ...Read more