Hyperopia

Hyperopia, or Long-sightedness, causes a person to see clearer at far than at near distances.

Extra effort is required to try to clear the focus at all distances, resulting in eye strain and fatigue. This “strain” can manifest itself as headaches after close work, blurred near vision, tired eyes, difficulty adjusting focus from distance to near and near to distance, avoiding close work and short attention span for near tasks.

Common symptoms are associated with tasks which require continued visual concentration. It becomes a problem to maintain a clear focus on near objects; causing headaches and tired or aching eyes.

In some age groups a prescription for hyperopia often works to relieve the strain, rather than clearing the vision.

For more information on hyperopia or any other disorder of the eye, contact your local Eyecare Plus optometrist direct onĀ 1300 EYECARE (393 227).