Farsightedness

Farsightedness: Overview

Alternative Names: Hyperopia, Longsightedness, Long-sightedness, or Hypermetropia

Farsightedness is a vision condition in which distant objects are seen clearly, but close objects can not be focused on.

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Causes and Development

Farsightedness is caused by the eyeball being too short, or the cornea having too little curvature.

Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms include difficulty concentrating, difficulty focusing on near objects, eye strain, fatigue and/or headache after close-up work, aching or burning eyes, irritability or nervousness after sustained concentration.

Signs, symptoms & indicators of Farsightedness:

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Farsightedness suggests the following may be present:

Habits

Need For Routine Preventative Health Measures

If your vision doesn't require correction and you are under 50, an eye exam (including screening for glaucoma and visual acuity) should be performed every three to five years.

Organ Health

Glaucoma

Acute glaucoma is usually due to the shape of the eyeball and is most common in long-sighted people.

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