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Hyperopia describes an inability to see up close

Hyperopia or long-sightedness is a condition where objects at close distances are unclear or blurry. Whilst looking at the distance is fine, looking up close in activities like reading, computer work and needlework, may be more difficult to distinguish. Hyperopia means that the length of the eyeball is shorter than normal. This induces the transmission of light to fall short of the retina at the back of the eye, causing a blurry image to be sent to the brain. Hyperopia can affect people of all ages, including infants, children, teenagers and adults.

The best way to correct hyperopia is with the appropriate prescription in a pair of spectacles or contact lenses. Your optometrist will be easily able to help with prescribing a pair of glasses or contact lenses for you.

If hyperopia is left uncorrected, there are not many complications involved, like in myopia. However, an uncorrected hyperopic eye can make daily activities troublesome, especially if examining near objects is constantly required. It is best to visit your optometrist if you feel that your eyes are blurry.

To see one of our optometrists for an eye examination or to find out more, contact us on 9728 7288.

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