The pain and limitations of farsightedness can be frustrating. Thanks to New Vision Optical Wilmette, you don’t have to go through this anymore. We offer you exceptional hyperopia treatment to bring clarity to your world!
What Is Farsightedness?
Farsightedness is an eye condition that prevents you from seeing close objects. The degree of this condition determines the level of your focusing ability.
Causes of Farsightedness
A farsighted person’s eye cannot refract curved light properly, causing unfinished images to be formed on your retina. The retina sends the incomplete image to the brain and it is interpreted, producing a blurry view of the object. Usually, farsightedness is caused by a refractive problem such as:
- Having a very short eyeball
- Too flat of a cornea
- Aging of the eye lens
Some of the symptoms you may observe if you are suffering from farsightedness include:
- Blurry vision, especially when focusing on close objects
- Squinting to see better
- Burning aching sensation in the eye
- Having eye discomfort or headache every time you engage in up-close activities such as reading, computer work, or writing.
If you notice you have the above symptoms, you need to visit an optometrist for an eye exam to get early medical intervention.
Who is at Risk?
5 to 10% of Americans suffer from farsightedness. While many children suffer from farsightedness, they often outgrow it. Hyperopia is also associated with aging since it affects half of people older than 65 years. Farsightedness can also be inherited. If your parents have hyperopia, there is a good chance you will get it too. Visit New Vision Optical Wilmette for a comprehensive eye exam to determine whether or not you have hyperopia.
When you visit New Vision Optical Wilmette, our optometrist will perform an eye exam and recommend the following treatments according to the extent of your farsightedness.
Our optometrist will recommend eyeglasses that rectify the reflection of light on our retina, allowing you to clearly see close objects.
Contact lenses function like eyeglasses. However, they are safe and more convenient. Before selecting this treatment, it’s important to learn if you are allergic to them or have issues like dry eye syndrome.
Refractive surgery utilizes a laser to alter the shape of your cornea, improving your ability to focus and rectifying how you view objects. Some people no longer need to wear glasses or contacts after undergoing this procedure.
Contact Our Optometrist in Wilmette to Schedule an Eye Exam
If you are looking for treatment for farsightedness in Wilmette, schedule an eye exam at New Vision Optical Wilmette today by calling (847) 251-3330.