At Eye Doctors of Arizona in Phoenix, AZ, we have years of experience identifying and correcting hyperopia, also known as farsightedness. If you suspect you are suffering from hyperopia, we will examine your eyes, determine whether or not you are suffering from hyperopia, and provide treatment accordingly.
What is Hyperopia?
Hyperopia is the inability to see objects close up. It is often present at birth and worsens with age. Some patients develop farsightedness later in life due to genetics.
Symptoms of Hyperopia
Symptoms of farsightedness include blurry vision, eye strain or headaches when looking at objects close-up, and general eye discomfort. While drops may help in the short-term, vision correction is the best long-term solution to hyperopia.
When Should I See an Optometrist?
A visit to an optometrist or ophthalmologist should be scheduled at the first sign of squinting or blurry vision. Any change in your vision, whether sudden or gradual, should be assessed as soon as possible. Getting your vision corrected promptly will provide the quickest relief from eye strain, headaches, and other symptoms.
Causes of Farsightedness
Refractive errors cause hyperopia. Refractive errors occur when the eye is shorter than it should be or when the cornea is excessively curved. Children may develop "crossed eyes" as a result of being farsighted while adults may have more headaches and eye strain issues such as dry eye syndrome.
Glasses and contact lenses are the simplest way to correct vision and can be altered as needed as changes to the eyes occur. Some patients opt for surgical correction because they do not like the idea of wearing glasses or contacts. We will assess you to determine whether or not you qualify for surgery. There are many stylish eyewear options available to those with hyperopia. Contact lenses are most requested by those that seek a sleeker look or do not like glasses in general. Our team will work with you to find the best solution for you based on your personal preferences and lifestyle.
Ophthalmologist in Phoenix, AZ
If you believe you are suffering from farsightedness, Eye Doctors of Arizona is ready to assist you. Our eye care professionals will happily discuss hyperopia or any eye-related question you may have and help you restore your vision in the most effective manner possible. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us today or request an appointment online.