Farsightedness, medically known as hyperopia, is an fault that is caused by a disorder rather than by a disease. Hyperopia is a refractive error, which means that the shape of the eye can not curve light accurately, which results in images being blurred. This condition is most commonly inherited and patients who are hyperopic at a young age often become less hyperopic as adults.
The most common treatment for hyperopia is corrective lenses, such as contacts or eyeglasses. Hyperopia can, in some cases, be corrected through refractive surgery. Your eye care provider at Heinsight Eyecare in Milford, MI, will help you determine the best treatment option for you.