Hyperopia is an eye condition that is also known as farsightedness. When a patient has this condition, they see close-up objects as blurry while items far away look clear. How well you can focus depends on the degree of farsightedness that you have. Patients with a mild case of hyperopia may be able to see close-up things relatively clearly but for those with a severe case, only far-away items can be seen clearly.
When a patient has farsightedness, he was likely born with a disposition to it. It has a genetic component and can run in a family. This condition is easily corrected with the use of contact lenses or eyeglasses, and some people are able to get surgery to correct it. To get your condition assessed and treated, call our optometry center, Sites Vision Clinic serving Clarksville, TN.
The main symptom that you may have if you have this eye condition is that items up close look blurry. You may also find that you squint to try to see better. You may also suffer from eyestrain. This can cause the eyes or the areas around them to ache as well as causing a burning sensation. If doing tasks that are close-up gives you discomfort in your eyes or causes a headache, you may have hyperopia. Close-up tasks often include computer work, writing, drawing, and reading.
There are many parts of the eye that focus the images you see. The lens is a clear part of the eye. The cornea is a dome-shaped, clear layer that covers the eye's front surface. When the eye is shaped correctly, both of these elements of the eye have a nice, smooth curve to them. When the shape is correct, the lens and cornea bend light to create an image on the retina that is in sharp focus. The retina is located at the back part of the inside of your eye.
When the lens or cornea doesn't have the smooth and even curve that they need to keep images focused, you have eyes with a refractive error. This error happens when the cornea doesn't have the right curve to it. This causes the image not to focus in the correct location, and this leads to blurry vision. It's important to see an optometrist when you have this condition so that you can get vision correction.
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To make an appointment for your eye exam and to get vision correction, call us at (931) 647-5237 for Site Vision Clinic serving Clarksville, TN, to schedule a time.