child eye care

Farsightedness – Causes and corrective treatment

  • Causes of Hyperopia

Your eyes concentrate the light rays on the retina which in turn transmit the images of what you’re looking at to your brain. Light rays do not concentrate properly leading to blurred vision when you are farsighted.

Symptoms of Hyperopia

You might have:

  1. Having difficulty concentrating 
  2. Eyestrain
  3. Headaches
  4. Hazy vision
  5. Problem reading or any close-up activity

If you have these symptoms even while wearing your contacts, you may need to consult specialists for a new prescription.

  • Diagnosis and Farsightedness treatment 

An easy eye exam is all that is required to detect farsightedness. Your doctor will request that you read a chart from across the room. If that test reveals hyperopia, they will examine how light bounces off your retina using an instrument known as a retinoscope. They will also utilize testing equipment, to assist them to determine the optimum prescription for glasses or contact lenses.

If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of eye problems, don’t put off getting an eye checkup.

  • Farsightedness in children:

Farsightedness may harm your kid in a much more complex way that it would affect you as an adult by making it more difficult to see or concentrate on tasks that are near to the face. Kids with hyperopia usually face the following problems:

  1. Squinting or crossed eyes
  2. Eye fatigue
  3. Having difficulty focusing
  4. Poor school performance due to poor vision
  5. Frequent headaches and watering of the eye

 Children with hyperopia are at higher risk of developing amblyopia or lazy eye if not timely detected.

  • Can farsightedness cause blindness?

This is very exceptional, but Myopia or hyperopia may cause severe, vision-threatening problems, including a lazy eye or amblyopia and blindness, in very extreme cases. A timely eye examination, especially in kids with eye problems can prevent the development of such vision loss and help them see better, simply by using glasses. 

Never ignore your eye problems and consult the best eye specialists at Eye-Q Super Speciality Eye Hospitals, if you have blurred vision, squint, or have headaches while doing close-up activities. It can be identified and fixed by a few easy tests. Treatment options are eyeglasses and contact lenses, as well as corrective surgery.