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".
Farsighted. A person who is farsighted can see well far away but needs glasses or contacts to see well close-up.

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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...

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...

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes aquired farsightedness?

More likely. You have latent hyperopia that has become manifest as you have gotten older. This means that your eyes have always been farsighted but you have been able to compensate by focusing your eyes. As the focusing has decreased with age, you can no longer compensate. Glasses is the answer. Read more...

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes nearsightedness/farsightedness?

Imbalance. Nearsightedness and farsightedness are caused by an inappropriate amount of refraction for the particular eye. In nearsightedness, the amount of focusing present is too much for the length of the eye. In farsightedness, it is the opposite. Read more...

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...
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...

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...

What are differences between farsightedness and presbyopia?

Short eye/hard lens. Both conditions make it harder to see things up close. Farsightedness (hyperopia) is when your eye is too short so the light falls behind your retina. It can happen any age. You can. Read more...