Hyperopia is a condition in which light is focused behind, instead of on, the retina. This results in close objects appearing blurry, while far objects may appear normal. As the condition worsens, objects at all distances may be blurry. Other symptoms may include headaches and eye strain. People may also experience accommodative dysfunction, binocular dysfunction, amblyopia, and strabismus.
Far sight is caused by an imperfection of the eyes. Often it occurs when the eyeball is too short, or the lens or cornea is misshapen. Risk factors include a family history of the condition, diabetes, certain medications, and tumours around the eye. It is a type of refractive error. Diagnosis is based on an eye exam.
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.
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.
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