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Farsightedness

  • Alternative Names

    Hyperopia


    Treatment

    Farsightedness is easily corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Surgical techniques are available for correcting farsightedness and can be used for those who do not wish to wear glasses or contacts.


    Support Groups


    Expectations (prognosis)

    The outcome is expected to be good.


    Complications

    Farsightedness can be a risk factor for glaucoma and lazy eye.


    Calling your health care provider

    Call for an appointment with your health care provider or ophthalmologist if symptoms of farsightedness develop and you have not had an eye examination recently.

    Also, call if vision begins to get worse after you have been diagnosed with farsightedness.

    If you have been diagnosed with farsightedness or suspect you may have farsightedness and you suddenly develop severe eye pain, eye redness, or decreased vision you should see your eye doctor immediately.