Hyperopia or “long-sightedness” is a common condition in which light is focussed behind the retina to result in blurred near vision. As the condition progresses, both distance and near objects will appear blurred. The optician’s prescription 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.
What are the Symptoms?
What are the Causes?
Hyperopic eyes are either typically too short or have a cornea / lens which is misshapen meaning that the power of the eye is too weak. This irregularity is common in children of a young age and often gets better as they grow. The percentage of people with hypermetropia (long-sightedness) increases with age.
What is the Diagnosis?
Spectacles and contact lenses can be prescribed by your Laser Vision Optometrist. For a permanent solution to hyperopia, refractive surgery can be a safe and viable alternative. The most familiar of these methods will be modern LASIK surgery, in which the shape of the cornea (clear window on the front of the eye) is re-formed. Other methods include the Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) and Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE).
Choosing the right vision correction clinic for your surgery is paramount. This is a life changing procedure after all, and you need to have complete trust in your surgeon and care team of professionals.
More information about LASIK EYE SURGERY
LASIK is the most popular form of laser eye surgery.View LASIK EYE SURGERY
More information about LASEK
LASEK (Laser Assisted Epithelial Keratomileusis) is a common alternative to LASIK surgery.View LASEK
More information about SMILE / CLEAR
CLEAR is the refined version of a contemporary refractive surgery known as SMILE. CLEAR (Cornea Lenticule Extraction for Advanced Refractive Correction) is performed using our low-energy Ziemer Z-8 laser.View SMILE / CLEAR
More information about Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)
If you are less than 40 years of age and have a very high prescription, then the use of an implantable contact lens (ICL) can be a very good alternative to LASIK.View Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)
More information about Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)
Refractive Lens Exchange is a particularly good choice for patients over the age of 45 yearsView Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)