Hypermetropia (long-sighted) 2017-09-22T12:41:36+00:00

Hypermetropia (long sightedness)

Hypermetropia long eye test

Hypermetropia occurs when the eyeball is too short for the focusing power of the eye, causing blurred vision for close objects. To correct this, the eye can accommodate (i.e. use the natural lens to increase the power of focusing and bring the image onto the back of the eye), however as an object comes closer more effort is required to focus the image and eventually the eye simply cannot focus strongly enough. Thus if you have hypermetropia you may tire easily when reading or doing close work, as the effort required to focus is greater than usual.

Hypermetropia can be corrected with refractive surgery and Mr Gerard Ainsworth would be pleased to discuss options with you.

Enquiries & Questions

Lakeland Vision is an ophthalmic specialist service which is able to provide comprehensive care of eye related problems and specialises in cataract, refractive and glaucoma care in Cumbria and the Lake District. We would be pleased to answer any questions you may have and discuss your individual eye care needs.

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