Hyperopia or Farsightedness

Normal vision

Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, is a visual disorder where distant objects are seen far more clearly than objects that are near.

The problem in seeing near objects clearly is because in hyperopia the eye ball is too short, and the image formation is behind the retina.

Signs & Symptoms:

Blurry vision for words or objects close to you compared to the ones that are distant


1. A flat cornea is one cause of farsightedness.

2. One can also be farsighted if eyeball is shorter than the normal. It causes light to focus beyond the retina.

For more information, contact your ophthalmologist