Farsightedness is a common refractive error, also known as hyperopia.

Farsighted people see things best when they are far away, but have trouble seeing up close. Hyperopia occurs when light entering the eye comes into focus behind the retina instead of precisely on the retina. This can be caused by a too flat cornea or eye, or a combination of both. People with severe hyperopia can have trouble seeing clearly, even at a distance.

Farsightedness can be easily treated with laser vision correction (LASIK or PRK), or with an intraocular procedure like Refractive Lens Exchange or an Intraocular Collamer Lens.

To determine the best vision correction treatment for your farsightedness, please complete our simple form located above or below to schedule your free consultation.

Chart Illustrating How Hyperopia Affects an Eye