Conditions & Treatments
Hyperopia ("Farsightedness")

The main symptom of farsightedness (hyperopia) is blurred vision, especially when viewing near objects. If you are farsighted, you may have trouble focusing when performing close-up tasks such as reading or sewing. You may also experience:

  • Blurred vision, particularly at night.
  • Frequent headaches.
  • Aching eyes or eyestrain.
  • Difficulty tracking from one line to the next while reading, or a tendency to read the same line over and over again.

Children with mild farsightedness may have no symptoms. A child with severe farsightedness may:

  • Complain of frequent headaches.
  • Rub his or her eyes often.
  • Have a lack of interest in reading.
  • Have difficulty reading.
  • Have "crossed" eyes (strabismus).


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