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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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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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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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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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What is hyperopia or farsightedness?

Hyperopia: Hyperopia is a refractive error that in many patients requires correction with glasses or contact lenses to provide comfortable vision, and symptoms increase as one gets older and you cannot adjust to the refractive error making correction mandatory fore more comfortable vision. ...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?

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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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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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