At VISTAeyes Laser Eye Clinic in Melbourne, Victoria, we offer LASIK, ASLA/Advanced PRK, RLE and Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) treatment. Laser eye surgery (LASIK and ASLA/Advanced PRK) is performed by Dr Wolfe, while ICL and RLE are performed by Dr Sherwin.
If you need to know more about hyperopia, its causes, symptoms and treatments, you can find some helpful information below, or feel free to contact us.
What is Hyperopia?
Hyperopia, which you may know as far-sightedness or long-sightedness, is a refractive error of the eye. This means that the eye has trouble bending (refracting) light effectively to provide clear vision when objects are close, although objects in the distance may appear clearly.
Hyperopia is a condition that affects people differently, from the very mild or barely perceptible up to significant hyperopia where vision is experienced as blurry for all objects whether near or far.
What are the Symptoms of Hyperopia?
If you have difficulty with close visual tasks such as reading, find yourself squinting to see properly, or experience eyestrain and/ or headaches, you may be diagnosed with hyperopia.
What Causes Hyperopia?
A flat cornea or an unusually short eye can cause hyperopia; making light rays focus on the wrong place in the eye, rather than directly on the retina.
Can Hyperopia be Treated?
It may be possible to effectively treat hyperopia with glasses, contact lenses, with refractive surgery such as LASIK eye surgery, ASLA eye surgery (or Advanced PRK eye surgery), Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) or an Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL).
The most appropriate correction for you depends on your eyes and your lifestyle.
Consult Your Ophthalmologist
Speak with your ophthalmologist if you’re experiencing any of the visual issues described above.
Consult with one of our team at VISTAeyes Laser eye clinic to find out more about hyperopia. Call us on 03 8532 5000 or request an appointment online.
*This information is general in nature. All medical and surgical procedures have potential benefits and risks. Consult your ophthalmologist for specific medical advice.