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Are you able to see distant objects well but having trouble focusing on nearby objects? You could be suffering from Hyperopia (Long-sightedness or Far-sightedness).

What is Hyperopia (Long-sightedness or Far-sightedness)?

Hyperopia (Long-sightedness or Far-sightedness) is a condition in which a person is able to see objects far away but where near vision (reading) is poor. Like other refractive errors, hyperopia occurs when the eye is unable to focus light rays accurately on the seeing part of the eye, the retina.

This is an interactive illustration demonstrating how a person's view of the Singapore scenery may be with an increase in the degree of farsightedness. Please use the mouse, click on the blue arrow and slide it to the right. 


What causes Hyperopia (Long-sightedness or Far-sightedness)?

Usually, this is caused by the eyeball being too short, causing light rays to focus behind the retina. Many very young children are hyperopic because they have small eyeball, but their hyperopia lesses as their eyeball grows larger with time. In a population, hyperopia in the adult is increasingly rare. 

How do I correct my Hyperopia (Long-sightedness or Far-sightedness)?

Hyperopia can be corrected with convex corrective lenses such as in spectacles or contact lenses. These vision aids help to focus the light rays entering the eye onto the retina. Other ways to correct hyperopia include refractive surgery options such as LASIK, Epi-LASIK and implantable contact lenses.

Please visit the following relevant links :-

SNEC Laser Vision Centre
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SNEC Lase Vision Centre Clinical Staff
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