Farsightedness (Hyperopia)

Farsightedness (hyperopia) is a common type of vision problem where distant objects are generally seen more clearly than objects that are near. Farsightedness occurs when the shape of the eye prevents incoming light from focusing on the retina.

When people are farsighted, a shorter eyeball causes incoming light to focus behind the retina instead of on the retina, resulting in blurry vision. For people with significant farsightedness, vision can be blurry for objects at any distance, near or far.


  • Headaches
  • Eyestrain
  • Squinting
  • Blurry vision, especially for close objects

Treatment Options

Farsightedness can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery. Individual lifestyles affect the way astigmatism is treated. Siskiyou Eye Center will help you decide the best treatment option for you.

Corrective Lenses

The easiest was to treat farsightedness is with corrective lenses. Corrective lenses work by becoming the first refractive surface for light rays entering the eye, causing a more precise refraction or focus.