Hyperopia (Long Sight)

Symptoms:

Being able to see distances clearly, but close up images will be blurred.

What is Hyperopia?

Hyperopia is the technical term for long sightedness.

Cause:

If the eye is too short for the refractive power of the cornea and lens, the image produced will be focused beyond the retina. Consequently, the person will be able to see distances clearly, but close up images will be blurred. Light rays bend less than they should, so the focused image lies behind the retina.

Diagnosis:

The optician’s prescriptions will show a plus sign before the number called ‘Sphere’ (eg +2.00D). The larger the number, the more long-sighted the eye and the further behind the retina the image will fall.

Treatment:

LASIK, IntraLASIK, RLE. Your LaserVision consultant surgeon can expertly guide you through the best treatments for you. Each treatment has to be personalised to achieve the best results.

Visual Hyperopia example:

In association with:
Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust