Are you tired of living with farsightedness? Fortunately, several solutions can help. Learn more about this condition and the treatment options that are available in this guide from Medina Eye Care.
What Is Farsightedness?
Farsightedness is otherwise known as hyperopia. It’s a condition in which you can see objects at a distance just fine, but objects up close are a bit of a blur. How does this happen? To understand the condition, it’s important to understand how the eye is designed to work.
When a person with proper vision looks at something, light reflects off of it to provide details of the object such as the color, shape, and depth, for instance. That information is sent to the retina, which then communicates those details to the brain. For farsighted people, the details don’t stop at the retina – they go behind it. Unfortunately, this leads to an unclear image that is sent to the brain.
An Optometrist Can Treat Farsightedness
There are a few different methods of treating farsightedness. The most common is through the use of eyeglasses or contacts. These are designed to fix how the light and the details of an image travel through the eye – ensuring they hit the retina. These devices provide proper vision while wearing them.
With young children, glasses or contacts might correct a vision issue permanently. However, this is not always true – and it’s usually not effective long-term for adults. In most cases, adults will need to continue wearing their glasses or contacts for proper vision unless they choose a more permanent solution.
Ortho-k is another option for treating hyperopia. This method involves wearing a pair of specially-designed contacts while you sleep. Typically, you will have clear vision during your waking hours without the need for glasses or contacts. Ortho-k is not a permanent solution either, but it does give you more freedom throughout your day.
LASIK is a more permanent solution for treating hyperopia. With the use of FDA-approved technology, your refractive errors can be corrected. Most LASIK patients have no need for glasses or contacts after the procedure. You will need to visit your eye doctor to determine if LASIK is a good choice for you.
Live Free from Farsightedness with the Help of Our Eye Doctor
Are you ready to start seeing clearly? Dr. Medina at Medina Eye Care is here to help. Call our San Antonio office today at (210) 225-4141 or our Castroville office at (830) 931-2328. You can reach us through our website by using our online contact form.