How Will Hyperopia (Farsightedness) Affect My Lifestyle?
If you are a young person with mild farsightedness, your own natural lenses can overcome the eye’s focusing error, so you may not experience the typical blurriness.
If you have moderate to severe farsightedness, the balancing act of trying to see clearly in the distance and at close range can strain your eyes, causing fatigue, tension and discomfort. Hyperopia can also discourage children from learning tasks and activities. However, most people adapt well to hyperopia-correcting glasses or contacts, so your lifestyle should not be affected significantly. Individuals who are farsighted should have their eyes examined regularly to ensure that their prescription strength remains accurate.
Depending on the amount of hyperopia, some people may need to wear corrective lenses only when reading, working on a computer and doing other close-up work. Others may need to wear them all the time. Either way, learning to properly wear contact lenses or getting used to wearing glasses takes some adjustment. Fortunately, there are many options to choose from, depending on lifestyle and budget. For information on contact lens options and a free trial offer, sign up for the EyeFile™ System.
After the eye stops changing, eye surgery such as LASIK may be a good alternative to correct hyperopia.