If you see well at things off in the distance, but have difficulties with focusing clearly on things that are up close, you are farsighted. Here at The Eye Works Optometry, farsightedness (or hyperopia) is a common refractive condition that we treat. The simplest way, and an effective one, to restore optimal vision up close is with a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses form our Napa Valley optometry.
How does farsightedness develop? For the same reason that nearsightedness does, which is that your cornea becomes misshaped. The cornea is the front part of your eye. It’s job is to accept incoming light and then direct it to your retina at the back of your eye. If you are experiencing normal vision, then it means that light is reaching your retina at or near its center. Improper curvature of your cornea causes light to instead toward the front of your retina (nearsightedness) or the back (farsightedness). Genetics can play a role in whether or not you are farsighted. If one or both of your parents were, it is much more likely that you will be, too. Being diabetic also increase the risk of it. Eye tumors, though rare, can also bring on farsightedness. The sign that you should be aware of when it comes to being farsighted is blurry vision when looking at something near you. Our Napa Valley optometry recommends an annual eye exam so that this and other refractive issues can be detected and treated promptly. Corrective eyewear prescriptions can be altered over time to account for changes to your vision. It is not uncommon for farsightedness to get worse and that means your glasses or contacts should account for that.
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