Hyperopia also known as hypermetropia or Long-sightedness, is a vision condition in which distant objects can be seen clearly, but close ones do not come into proper focus.
Common signs of hyperopia include difficulty concentrating and maintaining a clear focus on near objects, eye strain, fatigue and/or headaches after close work, aching or burning eyes, and irritability or nervousness after sustained concentration. Common vision screenings, like the ones done in schools, often don’t detect hyperopia. However, a comprehensive eye examination will include the necessary testing to diagnose hyperopia.
In mild cases of Long-sightedness, your eyes may be able to compensate without corrective lenses. In other cases, your optometrist can prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses that will allow you to clearly see close objects. Eye Care Glaucoma Macular Degeneration Cataracts Dry Eyes Astigmatism Myopia Hyperopia Children’s.