Hyperopia

Far sighted, or hyperopic patients have too little focusing ability and require “plus” lenses to see clearly. These lenses are thicker in the center and cause a slight magnification of the object being seen. Hyperopia is very common in children but requires no treatment as they can overcome it using the natural dynamic focusing mechanism in the lens of the eye. Adults with hyperopia lose this focusing ability and will need glasses. Symptoms of hyperopia are usually centered on reading or other close-up type of activities such as sewing. Headaches and eyestrain are common.