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Hyperopia

Hyperopia (Farsightedness) Treatment in Brisbane, Booval, Wynnum, & Aspley

Vision problems can put a damper on your day-to-day routine. Hyperopia, a vision problem that causes nearby objects to appear out of focus, is particularly problematic for daily tasks like reading, driving or working on a computer.

If you have trouble seeing close objects clearly, help is just a phone call or email away. Contact The Eye Health Centre today to discuss treatment solutions for crystal clear near vision.

What Is Hyperopia?

Hyperopia is a refractive error — a problem that interferes with the way light rays entering the eye focus on the retina. Also known as farsightedness or long sightedness, hyperopia occurs when the eyeball is slightly shorter or smaller than normal, or the cornea has too little curvature. With hyperopia, the eye’s focal point falls behind the retina instead of directly on it.

Symptoms of Hyperopia

Hyperopia Diagram for Brisbane PatientsIf you have hyperopia, you struggle to focus on nearby objects, like a computer monitor or reading material, but can see objects in the distance clearly. While driving, your dashboard and speedometer will look burry while the road appears in focus, thanks to hyperopia. You may find yourself squinting when trying to bring close objects into focus.

Eye strain, visual fatigue and headaches when spending a lot of time reading or performing other near tasks can also be indicative of hyperopia. All of these symptoms warrant a consultation with our experienced eye doctors.

Diagnosing Hyperopia

Hyperopia is diagnosed with a comprehensive eye exam. Because a traditional letter chart may miss hyperopia, we use other tests and methods to diagnose the refractive error. We will use special instruments to look at the internal structures of your eyes, measure your vision and assess the degree of your hyperopia. Once we confirm the diagnosis and understand how severe it is, we can discuss appropriate treatment solutions.

Solutions for Hyperopia

Hyperopia Treatment in Brisbane, Booval, Wynnum, & AspleyPrescription glasses and contact lenses have traditionally been used to compensate for hyperopia. The lenses help to move the focal point forward so light focuses on, instead of behind, the retina. Glasses may be prescribed for full-time wear or only for reading and performing other near activities, depending on the case. Wearing glasses or contacts can also help relieve eye strain, visual fatigue and headaches associated with hyperopia.

Laser Eye Surgery

If you find corrective eyewear unsuitable for your daily lifestyle and goals, there are other options. Refractive surgery permanently reshapes the cornea to properly refract light onto the retina. At The Eye Health Centre, our team has performed countless refractive surgery procedures, and we use leading-edge technology for exceptional results. We will tailor treatment to your unique eyes.

Permanent Contact Lenses

Another permanent solution is to implant contact lenses inside your eye or remove your eye’s natural lens and replace it with an artificial lens. Our team can discuss each option with you and help you make the choice that best fits your needs.

Contact the Eye Health Centre

For more information about the diagnosis and treatment of hyperopia and other refractive errors, please get in touch with us at The Eye Health Centre. With four convenient office locations, we serve the entire Brisbane area and beyond. We look forward to meeting you and learning more about how we can help you.