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Our Richardson Optometrists Diagnose & Treat Thousands of Cases of Farsightedness (Hyperopia) Every Year
Our team of Richardson optometrists at Arnold M. Stokol OD and Associates regularly work with people struggling with vision problems related to hyperopia, more commonly known as farsightedness. It's a common condition that is often confused with other types of refractive errors like astigmatism and nearsightedness (myopia).
What Does it Mean to be Farsighted?
People with farsightedness struggle with seeing objects clearly up close, though their vision can remain intact when looking at objects far away. There are a few possible reasons why this may happen:
- The eyeball is too short
- The lens is abnormally shaped
- The cornea is abnormally shaped
These changes will affect the way light enters the eye. In a person with farsightedness, the light will focus at a point behind the retina (the image-gathering tissue on the inside of the back of the eye). Hyperopia is estimated to occur to about 5 to 10% of the American population and can affect children and adults alike (a related condition is known as presbyopia, otherwise known as age-related farsightedness).
Signs & Symptoms of Hyperopia
The hallmark signs and symptoms of hyperopia is:
- Blurry vision when looking at close-up objects
- Frequently squinting or moving the text away from you when trying to read
- Eye crossing (strabismus) in young children
How Our Richardson Optometrist Team Helps People Manage Their Farsightedness
Our Richardson optometrist staff can easily diagnose farsightedness during a comprehensive eye exam. We will carefully examine the internal and external structures of your eye, test your visual acuity, and evaluate your personal history.
Once you've received a diagnosis, we can provide several treatment options depending on your lifestyle and needs, including:
- Prescription farsighted glasses
- Prescription farsighted contact lenses
- Pre- and post-operative support if you elect to undergone refractive surgery, such as LASIK
We'll closely monitor your vision on a regular basis to ensure that your current prescription is as accurate as possible. We also have a variety of eyewear frames and styles on hand so you can find the perfect pair to complement your looks, personality, and daily activity.
Are You Struggling with Farsighted Vision? Connect with an Optometrist in Richardson by Calling Our Optometry Clinic Today
Farsightedness is a common condition, so if you have it, know that treatment isn't far away. To connect with an optometrist in Richardson who can help you manage your farsighted vision, contact Arnold M. Stokol, O.D. and Associates by calling (972) 669-9229.