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Farsightedness (Hyperopia)

Blurry Near Vision

Known medically as hyperopia, farsightedness affects nearly one in four people. Farsightedness occurs when your eye is too short in relation to the curvature of your cornea. This causes the focal point of light rays entering your eye to actually focus behind the retina, producing a blurred image on the retina. While the symptoms of presbyopia are somewhat similar to farsightedness (hyperopia), the two conditions are different. People of any age, including babies, can be farsighted unlike presbyopia—an age-related condition in which the lens of the eye becomes less flexible resulting in the need for reading glasses or bifocals typically first experienced in our early 40’s.

Common Questions About Farsightedness (Hyperopia)

What causes farsightedness?

Farsightedness is an eye condition that often runs in families. Farsightedness can be associated with “crossed eyes” or “lazy eyes” in children which then affects vision in adulthood.

Treatment For Farsightedness (Hyperopia)

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Your NVISION surgeon is best suited to recommend the treatment for your individual needs.

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Our board-certified surgeons are the most experienced, educated and caring professionals in the eye care industry. Our surgeons have performed over 2,500,000 procedures. More eye doctors have had their surgery performed by an NVISION surgeon than any other provider of eye care.

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Every NVISION patient is different, and therefore, we strive to personalize their treatment based on their unique needs. We treat every patient with care, compassion, empathy and professionalism with a promise to deliver the best-in-class patient care.


We utilize only the most advanced laser and diagnostic equipment available to ensure we can deliver the best outcomes for our patients.

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