Hyperopia and hypermetropia

Farsightedness (Hyperopia)

People with farsightedness (hyperopia) see well at a distance, but have trouble focusing on objects up close. If you’re farsighted, you may notice yourself holding books at arm’s length or backing away from your computer monitor. About 25% of the population is farsighted, and the condition is fairly common in children, whose vision may improve as they grow and the eyeball lengthens. An eye exam at our Indianapolis practice can determine whether you are farsighted. Farsightedness is one of the top reasons patients wear corrective lenses or undergo refractive procedures such as LASIK.

Eye surgery patients from across the city come to Envision for LASIK with our team of renowned surgeons. If you are farsighted and would like to explore your options for laser vision correction schedule an appointment.

What Is Farsightedness?

When vision is perfect, light entering the front of the eye through the cornea is focused on a single point on the retina at the back of the eyeball. The cornea bends the light rays (refraction), with further refinement by the lens, to focus the light onto the retina. Farsightedness is a refractive error which causes the light to focus at a point beyond the retina, rather than on it. This makes up-close objects appear out of focus, while far away objects may be clear.


What Causes Farsightedness?

Farsightedness is the result of an eyeball that is too short, causing the light to project past the retina, making near vision blurry.

How Is Farsightedness Treated?

Contact lenses or glasses are often prescribed to correct hyperopia. They bend (refract) the light at a sharper angle so that it reaches the retina for clearer up-close vision. But corrective lenses aren’t the best long-term solution for everyone, and many people choose refractive procedures such as LASIK for permanent, reliable vision correction.

Envison Lasik Centre for LASIK

LASIK, PRK, and other refractive surgeries reshape the cornea for permanent vision correction, with results that often exceed 20/20 vision.

Our surgeons are internationally renowned corneal specialists and authorities in the field of LASIK and other ophthalmic surgeries. They travel extensively to teach their peers about these procedures, and patients come from far and wide for treatment with us