Causes
The eyeball is shorter than normal or too small, which influences on the cornea and the lens having insufficient focusing power, so light rays will be focused at a point behind the retina, rather than directly on it.

Symptoms
People with hyperopia may see distant objects very well, but have difficulty in seeing objects that are up close, e.g. reading

Treatment
Farsightedness can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses to change the way light rays bend into the eyes. You may need to wear glasses or contact lens all the time, or only when reading or doing close-up work. Moreover, refractive surgery such as LASIK, LASEK, or EPILASIK is another alternative for correcting hyperopia.

 
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