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How To Cure Farsightedness
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
Farsightedness: Some youngsters outgrow farsightedness. Glasses and contact lenses work well. LASIK or PRK can help with lower amounts of farsightedness. Also, the lens of the eye can be removed and replaced with a lens implant that contains the power of the glasses. The procedure is very much like a cataract surgery. These surgical options are probably not covered by your insurance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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