What Does Farsighted Mean | Farsightedness | Hyperopia | Essilor

What does it mean to be farsighted?

Up Close Objects Are Blurry

Farsighted people can see distant objects, but have difficulty focusing on objects up close. Farsightedness, or Hyperopia, occurs when light focuses behind the retina, as opposed to on the retina. This is generally because the eye is shorter than usual.

Children Can Grow Out Of It

Young children are often slightly farsighted. In most cases, the condition corrects itself as children’s eyes naturally grow in length. However, some children grow up remaining farsighted but have enough focusing flexibility to overcome the blur. They are unaware of their condition until they reach presbyopia around age 40.

How is this different from Nearsightedness?

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