Hyperopia: 25 Helpful Facts You Should Know Before Fixing It

Hyperopia is the common type of refractive errors that everyone knows what it is. However, they often rush for immediate solutions without studying it comprehensively, which cause ineffective treatment results in the end. So, here are 25 important hyperopia facts will help you understand your farsightedness and step by step eliminate it


​1. Symptoms of Hyperopia

Many people with presbyopia do not realize they have problems. But, they have symptoms that may indicate something is wrong, including:

  • Headache
  • Eyestrain
  • Squint
  • Feel tired after working at close range

If you already have a prescription for contact lenses or eyeglasses that still receive these symptoms, it is likely that you need to upgrade your prescription.

2. Comparison of Farsightedness and Nearsightedness In Children

Interestingly, many infants are born with farsightedness. In most cases, this childhood prospect decreased when eyeballs lasted with normal growth and development. However, myopia often develops in childhood, worsens during adolescence and is stable in young adulthood.

3. Causes of Hyperopia

There are 3 main causes of Hyperopia:

  • The eyeball may be too short, causing the focus to lie behind the retina
  • Corneal irregularity causes refraction
  • Irregularly shaped lenses

In rare cases, farsightedness may result from: diabetes, tumors, and fovea hypoplasia (macular hypoplasia), which is a rare medical condition involving the underdevelopment of the macula in a small area on the retina.

4. Types of Hyperopia

With regard to structure and/or function of the eye, Hyperopia can be classified as:

  • Simple hyperopia is due to decreased axial length or decreased converging power of cornea, lens, and/or media (flattened cornea/decreased curvature, increased thickness of lens, etc.).
  • Pathologic hyperopia is due to atypical development, trauma, or disease of the eye (i.e. cataract, microphthalmia, nanophthalmia, aniridia, etc.).
  • Functional hyperopia is due to paralysis of accommodation. If active, functional hyperopia usually happens at birth. Some drugs, such as cycloplegics, can also cause a transient hyperopia.

With regard to the degree of refractive error, Hyperopia an also be sorted as:

  • Low hyperopia is +2.00D or less,
  • Moderate hyperopia ranges from +2.25 to +5.00D
  • High hyperopia is +5.25D or more. High hyperopia may be associated with blurring of the optic disk margin, known as pseudopapilledema. It can be differentiated from true papilledema by the presence of normal caliber vasculature and normal appearing juxtaposed retina.

5. The importance of an eye test

Usually, your eyes will be checked by an ophthalmologist with special training to check your eyes and they can perform a number of different common tests.

A basic eye test usually contains 4 steps:

  • Measuring the pressure inside your eyes
  • Measuring how well your eyes work
  • Asking you to read the letters from the chart. This is a visual test with each row of letters getting smaller as you go along
  • During this test, the eye doctor will shine light into your eyes to see how well your eyes react to it.

If in these tests, any potential problems are detected with your near vision, vision tests can be repeated while you wear different contact lenses. This allows an ophthalmologist to establish which prescription, if any, you request in your glasses.

6. Do not forget to read your eye prescription!

There are three main numbers for each of your eyes in the prescriptions, which are:

  • Cylindrical (cylindrical): this number will indicate if you have astigmatism (a common eye condition when your lens or cornea is completely curved, which may cause distorted vision or blur) in one of your eyes
  • Axis: this will describe the angle of astigmatism details above in case you have it.
  • Sph (spherical): a negative number indicates that you have nearsightedness, while a positive number will show if you have you foresight (presbyopia) or not. With people who get hyperopia, the number of Sph is the most important number. This is provided in a dioptres measurement (D), which will describe the severity of your foresight.

Besides, there are also other bumbers such as OS, OD, and so on. But, these are the things that you should remember when reading an eye prescription.

7. Hyperopia is congenital!

Did you know that about 14 million Americans are farsighted?

Hyperopia is often detected in childhood, but can also develop in adulthood. Most babies are hyperopic at birth (physiological presbyopia), a defect that corrects when the eye develops and often disappears during adolescence. If it is not completely corrected by this age, it is likely that it will last a lifetime, but will be stable.

8. Growing out of Hyperopia is impossible!

Hyperopia is often detected early in life. Young people are stretched in this experiment so they cannot hide farsightedness by adjusting their vision. Presbyopia is often detected early in life.

Many children are born with farsightedness but often develop faster, because the eyeball grows longer. In some cases, children are not farsighted.

9. Hyperopia is not seriously affect you vision

If you get hyperopia, you may have trouble seeing nearby objects clearly. You may also find it difficult to read books, complete a puzzle or cook your favorite dishes. Your top ophthalmologist warns you that you may have headaches, nausea and dizziness when working at close range.

However, your foresight will remain sharp. You will have no problems reading street signs or remoting face recognition.

10. Advantages of getting Hyperopia

A notable advantage for patients with farsightedness is that depending on the strength of the prescription, they can use their support system so that they do not have to wear the correction.
Especially at a younger age, most people have plenty of accommodation to make up for a small prescription. The collapse of this is that it will start taxing that support system with time near the work, and also some adaptations are lost with age.


​11. The benefits of using eye contacts that you might not know

Eye contacts are effective for correcting vision because they do not affect appearance or most sports performances. Therefore, many wearers report higher reliability when they wear contact lenses than glasses.

Younger wearers and those who switched to exposure from special glasses reported that they have higher confidence in their looks and socialization.

However, no single method is better than any other method, as they all have advantages and disadvantages.

12. Eye Contacts Prescription is also important!

A contact lens prescription includes more information than an eye-wear prescription. Special measurements are made about the curvature of the eye. In addition, your child's healthcare provider will determine if the eye is too dry for contact lenses. Trial lenses are often tested on the eyes first to ensure accurate fit.
Prescriptions of contact lenses usually include the following information:
Contact lens capacity (measured by diopter, like eyeglasses)

  • Contact lens base curve
  • Diameter of contact lenses
  • Eye care professionals are required by federal law to provide you with a copy of the contact lens specifications.

13. Types of eye contacts

There are many types of contacts to suit many lifestyles. If you are worried about the way to care the eyes contact, you can wear a daily lens or a 30-day lens. Either way, you can choose not to deal with daily care.

14. Prevention when using eye contacts

  • Prevent keratitis and other infections by cleaning your contact lenses properly. Follow all instructions and no shortcuts.
  • Never reuse contact lenses solution in case!
  • Don’t sleep in your contact lenses unless your eye doctor has prescribed special okay lenses when sleeping. Sleeping in an unsafe lens will prevent your eyes from breathing out and breathing and can lead to infection and other eye damage.
  • Keep water away from your contacts and eyes. Unpasteurized water can carry bacteria and other pathogens. So you should not bathe or swim while wearing contact lenses. You should not wash or store contacts in water from the sink.
  • Always use a pair of glasses as well as contact lenses. Using glasses gives your eyes a much needed rest, especially in the morning or evening. In addition, the glass creates an excellent backup if contact lenses are torn or maintain other damage.
  • Visit your eye doctor at least annually. He or she can help you with any discomfort, vision changes, or other questions. In addition, he or she can ensure that your eyes remain healthy when wearing contact lenses.

15. Suitable time to wear eye glasses

If you are farsighted, you can just wear glasses to read or work on the computer. Depending on your age and presbyopia, you may have to wear them all the time.

16. Pay attention when choosing eyeglasses for children

These following features are really important when buying eyeglasses for children:

  • Anti-smashing lenses and bumps, especially for children playing sports
  • Coating against scratches on lenses
  • Frames loaded with springs are less likely to be bent or warped
  • Silicon nose pads prevent the glass from sliding

Ear cuffs around the ear (temple temples) are recommended for children under 4 years old. Strap can also be recommended to keep the glasses in place.

17. Problems when wearing eyeglasses

There are many problems you can get when using eyeglasses, such as the eye condition may grow worse and there may have changes in your prescription and materials. Besides, it can cause difficulties with progressive lens glasses.


​18. Definition of Laser Eye Surgery

It's a simple procedure that takes anything from a matter of seconds to just a few minutes, depending upon the level of correction that's required, but you'll notice an improvement in your vision after laser eye surgery which is truly remarkable.

A cool beam advanced laser makes subtle adjustments to the shape of the surface of your eye (the cornea), correcting its tiny imperfections and making your vision clearer and sharper. The vast majority of our patients are amazed at how quickly they recover and the speed at which they can enjoy a life free from glasses and contact lenses.

19. Types of Laser Surgery

Here are the most common types of laser surgery:

  • Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK): A laser is used to reshape the center of the cornea into a steeper dome.
  • Laser epithelial keratomileusis (LASEK): A laser is used to reshape the outer edges of the cornea into a steeper curvature.
  • Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK): The surgeon removes the outer layer of the cornea and a similar procedure to the LASEK is carried out. The outer layer then grows back over about 10 days.
  • Conductive keratoplasty (CK): The cornea is reshaped using a radiofrequency-emitting probe placed at its edge which causes slight shrinkage to the peripheral collage.

20. Eye conditions qualified for a Laser Surgery

Laser surgery is only available if:

  • The surface of your eyes is considered to be in good health
  • The curvature of your cornea is not too steep
  • Your cornea is thick enough

21. Types of people who are recommended to use Laser Surgery

Once you are over 21 years old, laser surgery should only be considered if your prescription for contact lenses or glasses has changed significantly over the past two years.

22. Types of people who are not suitable for Laser Surgery

If you are under the age of 21, you should not do laser surgery because your eyes can still grow.

Others may not be suitable for laser surgery including those with other eye diseases such as cataracts (cloudy patches that appear in the lens) or dry eyes. Or, if you breastfeed or become pregnant, laser surgery may not be recommended because your body is producing hormones that can oscillate your eyesight, making the surgery's accuracy more accurate. more difficult.

For many people with presbyopia, laser surgery can be a viable option, especially if your prescription is 4D or lower. People with prescription drugs that exceed this amount can still be treated effectively, but you should consult an eye surgeon to see if this is possible.

23. Pros of choosing Laser surgery

Laser surgery can bring you many benefits. Here are some of them:

  • Improve your career prospects better
  • Your vision is also improved clearly
  • You can feel more and more confidence
  • The result is long-lasted

24. Cons of Laser surgery

Here are some cons of laser surgery:

  • It's really expensive
  • You have to spend time relaxing your eyes
  • You may find that you have dry eyes after treatment. However, this will soon pass away when your eyes heal, and the surgeon will give you eye drops to help control this.

Besides, here are some possible complications of Hyperopia:

Complications only tend to occur when hyperopia goes untreated in children.

  • Strabismus, or squint: The eyes are not properly aligned and they focus on different things. This may affect depth perception and make it difficult to determine how far away objects are. The other eye may become weakened, leading to amblyopia.
  • Amblyopia: One eye becomes dominant, usually due to strabismus. If a child mainly uses one eye to focus, the other eye may gradually become weaker. Left untreated, the patient may lose vision in that eye.

Both complications are treatable.

25. Artificial Lens Implants is also a good way to fix Hyperopia!

Because laser surgery is not suitable for everyone, there is another potential option - implantation of artificial lenses.
This surgery involves replacing the natural lens that the parrot finds inside the eye with an implant containing a multifocal lens, which is also called refractive lens exchange. It is similar to the surgery that the Elephant conducts cataract treatment and is performed using a local anesthetic. This means you can go home as soon as the procedure has been implemented.

Giới thiệu: Bo Yong

I'm the founder and owner of Thank Your Eyes. I have been nearsighted since I was a child, so I had eye surgery with LASIK method but it was damaged so I had to undergo additional surgery. Fortunately, this time my eyes were clear again. With this blog, I want to share my experiences with anyone who is having eye problems and wants to have healthy eyes.

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