Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is a common eye condition that is typically uncovered during routine eye exams. Those suffering from hyperopia tend to have trouble clearly seeing objects close to them, however they are generally able to see items further in the distance clearly and without squinting.
Hyperopia occurs when light rays coming in contact with the eyeball fail to refract or bend as they should, causing items to appear blurry. If left untreated, hyperopia can cause a number of problems, among them headaches, eye fatigue and eye strain. Your eye doctor can help determine if you’re suffering from hyperopia, and if so, he or she can recommend treatment options that typically include glasses or contact lenses. In some cases, Lasik eye surgery may also be recommended.