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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 ?

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

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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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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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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 sort of disorder is farsightedness?

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 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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How did my daughter get farsighted?

genetics: Many children are farsighted at birth and then as the eyeball grows, will become less and less farsighted. If you or your husband are farsighted, then your daughter is likely to be also. How much hyperopia are you talking about? ...Read more

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What are the surgical options for farsightedness?

See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/farsightedness/basics/treatment/con-20027486

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