Farsightedness Correction at EyeWorks Vision Center
You might naturally expect very distant objects to look a bit fuzzy -- but what do you do when your distance vision is fine, but you can't clearly see an object, right in front of your face? This is all all-too-common problem for people who have the refractive error known as hyperopia, or farsightedness. The good news is that the vision challenges created by this condition can be corrected easily and accurately by our optometry team at EyeWorks Vision Center, your home for vision care in Benson and Lumberton NC.
What Is Farsightedness?
Farsightedness (hyperopia) is a vision problem characterized by a vision that brings distant objects into focus but sees close-up objects as a blur. Extremely mild hyperopia may not even be noticeable, but the condition can worsen gradually over time. The most severe cases can even affect vision at all distance levels. Hyperopia occurs when the eyeball assumes a foreshortened shape, with greater height than length. This causes incoming light to be refracted into a focal point "behind" the retina instead of directly at the retina. While hyperopia is much less common than myopia (nearsightedness) it's believed that up to 10 percent of Americans suffer from this refractive error.
If you're farsighted, you may find that reading or performing fine manual work leads to squinting, eye strain, and headaches. no matter how hard to try to focus, you won't be able to bring those near objects into focus. It should be noted that another refractive error called presbyopia can also cause these issues. Unlike hyperopia, however, presbyopia is an age-related disorder that impairs focusing power in the lens of the eye.
Treatment Options From Your EyeWorks Vision Center Optometrist
There are several effective methods for correcting vision troubled by farsightedness. Any EyeWorks Vision Center optometrist on our team can detect hyperopia through a comprehensive eye exam and vision test. We can then use a special viewing device called a phoropter to try different corrective lens combinations until we have the perfect prescription for your needs. Our vision correction options include:
- Eyeglasses - Eyeglasses area simple, effective, fashionable way to correct farsightedness.
- Contact lenses - We can provide you with a variety of different types of contacts for discreet, convenience vision correction.
- Ortho-K - While Ortho-K is more commonly prescribed for myopia, these specialized cornea-reshaping lenses can temporarily correct mild cases of farsightedness as well.
Contact Our Lumberton or Benson Optometry Clinic
If you're ready to bring your world back into crystal clarity, you're ready to visit EyeWorks Vision Center for farsightedness diagnosis and treatment. Call our Lumberton or Benson optometry clinic to schedule an eye exam!