Hyperopia Treatment in Des Plaines, IL
Hyperopia is the medical term for the common eye condition known as farsightedness. People who suffer from this condition are frequently referred to as farsighted or hyperopic. Those who deal with hyperopia have difficulty seeing things that are near to them, but have better vision for objects that are far away. The opposite condition is known as myopia or nearsightedness.
With the right treatment, hyperopia can be mitigated. Request more information about farsightedness treatment now: call (847) 824-3127 or contact Dr. James Katz online.
The actual farsightedness associated with hyperopia stems from a refractive error in the eye. In a healthy eye, the lens and cornea bend light evenly, providing clear vision. This is known as refraction. When suffering from hyperopia, however, the lens or cornea is out of place or insufficiently curved, leading to reduced vision quality.
For most people, the cause of hyperopia is genetic—the condition is usually inherited. Scientifically, it is not currently known why some families suffer from farsightedness and others do not.
The most obvious symptom of hyperopia is struggling to see close objects while maintaining relatively clear vision at a distance. No two people experience hyperopia the same manner. In some cases the condition is mild and the vision is normal after just a few inches. In more severe instances, a person may be incapable of seeing clearly for several feet or more.
People who are farsighted typically have symptoms such as:
- Blurry vision
- Constant squinting
- Itchy, burning eyes
Hyperopia can occur in both children and adults. For most people, signs and symptoms begin to appear in early childhood and get worse over time.
Farsightedness is one of the most common eye-health problems in the world. Because of that, many treatment options are available. These treatments are generally broken in to two categories: assistive vision devices, such as glasses and contacts, and refractive eye surgery, which seeks to repair the issue causing farsightedness.
Common hyperopia treatments includes:
- Prescription eyeglasses
- Prescription contact lenses
- Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK)
- Laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy (LASEK)
No one of these treatments can be called the “best.” Instead, treatment will vary depending on the individual needs and condition of the patient.
For those suffering from mild hyperopia, glasses or contacts may be sufficient. For those who wish to avoid or reduce reliance on aid devices, LASIK and LASEK surgery provide viable, safe options.
Request Hyperopia Information Today
Many people worldwide are farsighted. Thanks to treatment, however, these people can enjoy clear vision and a higher quality of life. Request more information about hyperopia treatment today: call (847) 824-3127 or contact Dr. James Katz online.
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