What is Hypermetropia?
Also called farsightedness, long-sightedness and hyperopia, this common vision problem occurs when someone can only see objects clearly when they are a certain distance away. This is why it is called being farsighted. As a case advances, eventually all vision may become blurry.
Hypermetropia is not an eye disease; it is an optical error where the cornea focuses light coming into the eye at a point behind the retina. This means, the light is still diffuse when it hits the back of the eyeball.
While eye injuries can result in the condition, the usual causes are a misshapen cornea, weak focusing muscles or an eyeball that is simply too short. Thus, nothing in the eye is ‘unhealthy’, it’s just that various parts of the eye cannot cooperate for correct function.
Farsightedness is sometimes confused with astigmatism and especially presbyopia as they have similar symptoms and causes.