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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Farsightedness (Overview)

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 see near objects clearly.


Dr. Mitchell Vogel
124 Doctors shared insights

Farsightedness (Overview)

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 see near objects clearly.


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Am I nearsighted or farsighted if have trouble reading street signs?

Am I nearsighted or farsighted if have trouble reading street signs?

Could be either: You are asking if distance is blurred, can you make this distinction. Nearsighteds will have trouble at distance but usually can see well at near. Farsighteds if strongly farsighted will have trouble at distance and sometimes at near. Your ophthalmologist can tell you which side of this fence you fall onto. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed as slightly farsighted, will it get worse?

I have just been diagnosed as slightly farsighted, will it get worse?

It may: Generally changes in refractions occur slowly at your age. The changes can be for the better or worse. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am near or farsighted?

How do I know if I am near or farsighted?

Eyesight: Near sighted means need glasses for distance and not to read at near. Far sighted means may need glasses for both both distance and near. But also depends on your age and eye examination. See your eye doctor to find out more. ...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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What does it mean to be farsighted?

What does it mean to be farsighted?

Depends :-): It could be a complement due to your ability to anticipate the future. Far more likely, you can it means you see things at a distance better than you can see things at close range. Ieither 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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Which lasik lasers are used to treat farsightedness?

Which lasik lasers are used to treat farsightedness?

All of them: The current lasik machines are pre-programmed to treat all types of refractive errors including farsightedness (hyperopia). The only limits are the rare persons with extreme eyeglass needs or corneal pathology of various sorts who cannot be treated. Discuss with your lasik surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for farsightedness?

What is the treatment for farsightedness?

Refractive correctio: Can use glasses, contacts, laser correction, various other refractive surgeries, or do nothing until symptomatic. ...Read more

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How to cure farsightedness by doing eye excercises?

How to cure farsightedness by doing eye excercises?

Not possible: Basing my answer on medical studies and research, it is not possible to cure farsightedness with eye exercises. The problem is that the optical system of the eye is focusing the image behind the retina. Glasses or contacts correct this by refocusing the light. Eye exercises work on the eye muscles around the eye but not on the focusing of light on the retina. ...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 risks of lasik for farsighted eyes?

What are the risks of lasik for farsighted eyes?

Fair: Results not as predictable as with near-sighted. Otherwise, the same- halos, dry eye, blurred vision etc. ...Read more

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How to fix my 4 yr old daughter's farsightedness without glasses?

None: Either it will reolve naturally or not. There are no proven methods otherwise, including diet oe eye exercises that will work. Do not be scammed! And glasses will prevent suffering such as headaches, fatigue etc. ...Read more

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What is farsightedness?

What is farsightedness?

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". ...Read more

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How common is farsightedness?

How common is farsightedness?

Farsighted: Almost all infants are farsighted, and most grow out of it. In the middle years, myopia is much more common. Farsightedness becomes more common after age forty due to lens changes in the eye. The frequency varies with race and national origin. ...Read more

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How to help my farsightedness?

How to help my farsightedness?

Glasses or contacts: Glasses or contacts will improve your farsightedness in nearly all cases. Some people are also candidates for refractive surgery. ...Read more

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Could you fake farsightedness?

Yes but why?: It would take a reasonably good understanding of the impact of farsightedness on ones vision to fake it. Of course, why would you want to do this? ...Read more

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Could you outgrow farsightedness?

Yes: Almost all new borns are farsighted but fortunately the lens can compensate for this.
Their eyes are too short front to back and that is the definition of farsightedness. As they grow, so does the eye and hopefully the eye length and optics match and as adults they will need nothing. If the eye grows too much, they may become myopic. ...Read more

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I've got farsightedness. Now what?

Optical help: This is a refractive state of the eye in which a magnifying type lens in a spectacle will give you clear focus. It is a little bit misnamed as the natural lens can correct it for a while but when the lens loses its ability to compensate, it will show up. Contact lenses can help also and many are eligible for lasik. Your ophthalmologist can sort this out for you. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be farsighted?

Depends :-): It could be a complement due to your ability to anticipate the future. Far more likely, you can it means you see things at a distance better than you can see things at close range. Ieither 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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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 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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What sort of disorder is farsightedness?

Can't see near: Farsighted eyes are focused far off into the distance. They tend to be small eyes that cannot bring near images into focus on the film layer of the eye (retina). The images would essentially form behind the eye, and one would have to walk backwards to bring the retina to the image. Glasses correct farsightedness by providing extra focus to "bring" the image forward onto the retina. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of farsightedness?

Some or none: Depends on age, how much hyperopia, if accommodation can overcome it or presbyopia onset has occurred. Can get eye fatigue, also may have narrow angle if the axial length is short. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am near or farsighted?

Eyesight: Near sighted means need glasses for distance and not to read at near. Far sighted means may need glasses for both both distance and near. But also depends on your age and eye examination. See your eye doctor to find out more. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of farsightedness?

Blurred more at near: Farsightedness means that you see better in the distance than at close without glasses. ...Read more

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How is farsightedness corrected by lenses?

Convex lens: The farsighted (hyperopic) eye is too short. The rays of light entering the eye are not bent sharply enough to converge and form an image on the retina; rather, the image is formed behind the retina. A convex lens (shaped like a magnifying glass) adds some light-bending so the rays are bent more sharply, and the image is formed on the retina. A picture of this is much clearer. ...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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Could they make contacts for farsightedness?

Farsightednesss: Yes, their are hyperopic or farsighted correcting contact lenses. The best next step to see if this is a good option for you is to have a detailed, comprehensive eye examination with an eye care provider especially one that specializes in contact lens fits. ...Read more

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What's main characteristic or farsightedness?

Plus prescription: While young, can see well at distance (if small amount), can be harder to see at near if accommodation is lost or used up in the farsighted prescription,
eventually when presbyopic, then presents as latent hyperope with difficulty seeing far (without correction) as well. ...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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I'm slightly farsighted, will my vision get worse?

I'm slightly farsighted, will my vision get worse?

Presbyopia with age: Presbyopia is distinct from farsightedness and occurs usually in patients in 40 Y.O. Or older when lens behind pupil thickens and results in impaired abilty to focus at near objects and small font reading tasks. Presbyopia onset variable depending on pre-existing level of myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness) and can be addressed by progressive multifocal lens glasses or lasik. ...Read more