Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

In order to see a clear image, when light rays enter the eye, they should be focused on the retina which is like the film on a camera. In a farsighted or hyperopic eye, the light rays fall behind the retina which results in seeing a blurry image. The eye’s focusing ability is able to bring the unfocused image into focus. If the focused image falls to far from the retina, the eye’s focusing ability is unable to focus through that disparity and a blurry image is seen. When reading or holding things up close within arms length, the focusing system must act even stronger in order to obtain clarity. Symptoms of hyperopia include blurred vision at distance, near or both. Headaches or eye strain are also symptoms of uncorrected hyperopia.