Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

Hyperopia is more commonly known as farsightedness, and it refers to people who can see things off in the distance clearly, but must squint or otherwise struggle to read or see objects up close. If you are farsighted, you may have no trouble seeing road signs while driving but may have a difficult time reading your speedometer. Likewise, You may be able to see a clock from across the room but require glasses to read a medicine bottle. If these are problems that you struggle with daily, we can provide you with a solution.


What Are the Symptoms of Hyperopia?

The main symptom of hyperopia is blurriness or difficulty focusing when looking at things close to you. However, if uncorrected, you may also experience headaches or nausea as a result of straining your eyes to see or read things up close. In most cases, people with this issue have to wear prescription glasses. Getting the proper prescription can not only improve your vision but can also prevent the unpleasant side effects that you may be struggling with.

What Could Have Caused My Hyperopia?

Hyperopia is usually a condition someone is born with. The eye is shorter when one has this problem so that light rays do not hit the retina directly but behind it. In some cases, people grow out of farsightedness as they get older, and the eyeballs grow with them. Others with hyperopia must take corrective measures to see properly.

Can My Condition Get Worse Over Time?

It’s completely normal for your eyes to change as you get older. Farsighted people over the age of 40 often need reading glasses earlier in life, but may also require a prescription to help them see at a distance when they reach that age. While adults don’t usually have complications from this issue, children who are farsighted may have the following symptoms:

  • A lazy eye, or amblyopia.
  • Delayed development.
  • Eyes that aren’t aligned, or strabismus.
  • Learning problems.
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How Can We Treat Hyperopia?

Fortunately, hyperopia is easily treated with corrective lenses, and we have a range of lens options at Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics for you to choose from. When you come to our office, our licensed optometrist, Dr. Gordon will provide comprehensive vision and eye function testing to determine the exact prescription you need for optimal eyesight. You can then pick out eyeglass frames or order contact lenses as you prefer.

Why Choose Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics?

Dr. Gordon has decades of experience and state-of-the-art equipment, so you can be sure you will get exactly the prescription you need. In addition, Dr. Gordon has been trained as an optician and has years of experience prescribing eyeglasses. He has specially chosen a range of beautiful boutique frames that you will be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. Once you find the perfect frames, Dr. Gordon can personally put together your glasses in-house so you will get a perfect fit without a long wait.

Contact Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics for Hyperopia Treatment in Katonah, NY

Stop squinting and start enjoying clear vision. Come to Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics for your hyperopia prescription and beautiful new lenses today. To get started, simply fill out and submit the form below or call us at (914) 232-5770 to schedule your appointment.