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What is hyperopia or farsightedness?

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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Yale Kanter
Dr. Yale Kanter
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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