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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

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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Any natural treatment for hyperopia?

Any natural treatment for hyperopia?

No: The prescription need to correct your vision is a function of the physical characteristics of your eye including it's length and the curvature of the cornea. The only things which can correct your vision are glasses, contacts or possibly laser vision correction. ...Read more

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Can there be a cure for farsightedness?

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 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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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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I wanna do a laser therapy on my eye cause I have (hyperopia ) for 12 years can I do it or it wont get better ?

Yes: Hyperopia can be corrected with laser vision surgery. There are, of course, risks. The amount of visual improvement will not be significantly better than what you can achieve with a glass or contact lens. ...Read more

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Im farsighted & astigmatism. My contacts are very blurry at night & during the day. The lenses are toric and don't seem dry. I see better w/out them.

Im farsighted & astigmatism. My contacts  are very blurry at night & during the day. The lenses are toric and don't seem dry. I see better w/out them.

Full time wear: Eyes have to get used to glasses. If you take them off and on, your eyes will not get used to them. All this is assuming, that you have been given the correct prescription. ...Read more

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Why can't farsighted people read a book without glasses?

They lack: the ability to focus their eyes at near. Hyperopia, or far-sightedness, is usually caused by the eye being shorter than the focusing provided by the cornea and lens of the eye. Additional focusing power is provided by hyperopic (or "Plus") glasses. ...Read more