Hyperopia ("Far-Sightedness")

Those with far-sightedness see better in the distance than they do up close.  This can affect people of any age and in milder forms, a simple prescription for near tasks like reading is all that is required.  For the very far-sighted, even the distance may be blurry and so glasses or contacts are needed all the time.  Laser eye surgery is a trickier procedure when trying to fix hyperopia yet can often work quite well.  Unfortunately, far-sighted people will experience blurry vision up close ("presbyopia") earlier and may even result in distance blur that was not there before.

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