Far sightedness is also called as hyperopia. In this the person is able to see near objects clearly but has a difficulty to see near objects clearly. It is a defect of vision caused due to imperfection in the eye. Farsightedness occurs when the eyeball becomes too short or the cornea has too little curvature, such that the light entering the eye cannot be focused correctly. It is a refractive error in which the eyes are not able to bend or refract the light completely to a single focus to view a clear image.
Hyperopia can affect both children as well as adults. The most common signs of farsightedness include difficulty in concentrating on nearby objects and to maintain a clear focus on near objects, eye strain, headache and fatigue after close work, aching or burning eyes, nervousness or irritability after regular concentration. Hyperopia can be treated by using eye glasses or correct lenses. Refractive surgery like Lasik laser surgery can also be used to correct the hyperopia.
Last date updated on September, 2014