What is Hyperopia / Hypermetropia?
Hyperopia, or hypermetropia is far or long-sightedness.
It occurs where the eyeball is too short, or the cornea is too flat, so images are focused behind the eye rather than on the retina at the back of the eye, and means sufferers are unable to focus on near objects, or in extreme cases, unable to focus at all.
What can we do?
Mr Puri says:
“Hyperopia can be corrected through the use of positive or convex lenses, such as glasses or contact lenses. It’s often confused with presbyopia, another eye condition causing blurred near vision. If you are suffering any symptoms, we’d always advise an early examination to determine the correct diagnosis.”