What is Hypermetropia (long-sightedness)?

When the distance between the cornea at the front of the eye, to the retina at the back of the eye, is shorter than normal, it is called Hypermetropia.

This shortness may make it difficult for the lens of the eye to focus on close-up objects.

Hyperopic Eye

This is commonly referred to as long-sightedness. Again, Hypermetropia is usually inherited, and to a degree, can be found in the eyes of most young children.

However, as the eye grows, the Hypermetropia develops less and causes little discomfort.

Sometimes Hypermetropia is associated with crossed eyes in children, since the muscles of the eyes have to contract tightly to see objects up close. Non-visual symptoms such as headaches and a lack of interest in reading may be warning signs that a high level of Hypermetropia exists.

Hypermetropia usually can be treated with either corrective lenses, Laser Eye Surgery or Implantable Contact Lenses for high degree of Hypermetropia in young people.

Also, there is another common problem that can occur with your eyes called Presbyopia.