Hypermetropia or far-sightedness affects a person’s ability to see objects close to them. If you are long-sighted, you will usually be able to see distant objects clearly, but nearby objects will be out of focus. This condition may cause vision problems, headaches and tiredness.
When your eyeball is too short and the cornea is not curved enough the lights focuses behind the retina. This results in blurred vision (See video below).
Nowadays Refractive Surgery enables to correct this condition. Two solutions are possible depending on the degree of hyperopia and corneal thickness.
- Laser treatment : for low and medium hyperopia. A surgical intervention by laser, PKR, Lasik ou Relex enables to reshape the cornea so that light rays focus correctly onto your retina and correct the visual defect.
- Intraocular lens implant technique : for high and sever hyperopia. An artificial lens is placed inside your eye called Intraocular Lens, This implant enables to correct the vision by adapting the meeting point of the lights onto your retina.
Both treatments are completely painless, last 10 minutes and allow a rapid visual recovery