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.
Common signs of farsightedness include difficulty in concentrating and maintaining a clear focus on near objects, eye strain, fatigue and/or headaches after close work, aching or burning eyes, irritability or nervousness after sustained concentration. Common vision screenings, often done in schools, are generally ineffective in detecting farsightedness. A comprehensive optometric examination will include testing for farsightedness.
Treatment Farsightedness can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery. Eyeglasses are the simplest and safest way to correct farsightedness. Your eye care professional can prescribe lenses that will help correct the problem and help you see your best.