Hyperopia / Farsightedness Directory
Hyperopia or farsightedness means that the eye focuses better on distant objects than on those that are close. Hyperopia is a refractive error, like astigmatism and nearsightedness, in which light rays bend incorrectly into the eye to transmit images to the brain. Hyperopia often runs in families. Symptoms may include headaches, eye strain, and difficult focusing on nearby objects. Farsightedness is corrected by eyeglasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about Hyperopia/Farsightedness, its characteristics, symptoms, correction, and much more.
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