Hyperopia is commonly called farsightedness, and is poorly understood by most people. In hyperopia, the image of a far distant object falls behind the retina (part of the eye on which the image is supposed to fall – often compared to the film in a camera). A young hyperope is able to use the focusing muscles of the eye to move that image forward onto the retina, resulting in a clear image. When the object moves close to the person, the image moves back again and the young hyperope focuses a little harder and clears the image again. So the young hyperope can see clearly at all distances. THEY CAN EASILY PASS THE SCHOOL VISION SCREENING.      The problem is that in order to see clearly they have to focus hard and strain their eyes. The strain is even worse for reading than it is for long distance. This is because the closer an object is the more focusing power it takes to clear it.

Focusing closer cause’s convergence of the eyes so the harder an individual focuses, the more the eyes will tend to cross.

The hyperope may not complain of blurry vision, instead, symptoms may include eye strain headache, intermittent blur, intermittent double vision, fatigue, short attention span, avoidance of reading, poor school performance, crossing of the eyes, and other symptoms. EARLY DETECTION AT OUR OFFICE WILL AVOID THESE PROBLEMS RELATED TO SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT, LEARNING, AND COMFORT.

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