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What Is Farsightedness?

Farsightedness Farsightedness occurs when light rays entering the eye focus behind the retina, rather than directly on it. The eyeball of a farsighted person is shorter than normal.

What Should I Do?

Farsightedness can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses, or refractive surgery such as LASIK.

Why It's Important?

For your accommodation mechanism to"self-correct" your hyperopia, you must use continuous focusing effort. If that does not cause symptoms or problems, your hyperopia can be left alone. Not correcting it will not harm your eyes in any way. But if it does cause symptoms, the additional power needed can be supplied by eyeglasses or contact lenses.

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