Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is the opposite of myopia. Distant objects are clear, and close-up objects appear blurry.
22.4% to 25% of population self-reported having long-sightedness in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia?s Health 2004, AIHW). Prevalence is 13% - 14% at age 6 and 5% - 6% at age 12 in Australia.
Treatment includes Eyeglasses, Contact lenses, Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) - refractive eye surgery.
Visual acuity screening is recommended to detect hyperopia as well as other eye conditions.