Farsightedness (hyperopia) is a common vision condition in which you can see distant objects clearly, but objects nearby may be blurry. The degree of your farsightedness influences your focusing ability. People with severe farsightedness may see clearly only objects a great distance away, while those with mild farsightedness may be able to clearly see objects that are closer. Farsightedness usually is present at birth and tends to run in families. You can easily correct this condition with eyeglasses or contact lenses. Another treatment option is surgery. Symptoms of farsightedness can include: Blurred vision, especially at night. Trouble seeing objects up close. For example, you can't see well enough to read newspaper print. Aching eyes, eyestrain, and headaches. Children with this problem may have no symptoms. But a child with more severe farsightedness may: Have headaches, Rub his or her eyes often, Have trouble reading or show little interest in reading.