Hyperopia, or farsightedness, occurs when light is focused behind the retina in the eye, rather than directly on it. The eyeball of someone who is farsighted is usually shorter than the eyeball of people with perfect vision. Many times children will be farsighted during childhood, but as they grow, the eyeball gets longer.
People with hyperopia can see things far away with great detail, but things that are closer to the eye become blurry or fuzzy. Because of this, people who are farsighted tend to squint, strain, and feel fatigued when performing tasks at close range. As a result of this squinting and straining, farsighted people can get headaches from overworking their eyes during close range tasks.
Many times, people confuse farsightedness, or hyperopia, with a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia is a condition that usually develops around age 40 and prevents people from focusing on things up close. People with this condition also squint and strain their eyes to perform tasks at close range.
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, you should schedule an initial consultation with an experienced New York LASIK eye doctor, like Dr. Sambursky, for an eye exam. If you are farsighted, you may be able to have your vision corrected with LASIK Vision Correction.
During a LASIK eye surgery procedure, a laser will be used to reshape your cornea, allowing you to focus on close range objects without straining, squinting, or using glasses or contacts. In order to find out if LASIK can be used to correct your vision, contact LASK eye doctor Daniel Sambursky in New York today to schedule an initial consultation.