Hyperopia in Texas City, TX
Hyperopia is more commonly known as farsightedness and a common refractive area in people, from children to seniors. In farsightedness, far away objects can be seen perfectly clearly, while those that are close up are often blurred and need correcting. At Texas City Eye Consultants, our far sighted patients have their vision corrected by both eye glasses and contact lenses.
How Hyperopia Develops
In almost all cases, hyperopia develops naturally at some point in a person's life. It can be hereditary, but not always. It begins when the eyeball begins to shorten, preventing the light coming into the eye from hitting the retina at the correct angle. Farsightedness can also be caused when the cornea or lens lose their shape. About five to 10 percent of all Americans have the condition, and it can develop at any age.
Most Common Symptoms and Signs
If you or one of your children exhibit one or more of these signs, you may be developing hyperopia:
- Blurred vision, especially when trying to focus on objects up close
- Trouble reading
If you or your family member notice any of these symptoms, it's important that you come into our office for an eye examination. Our optometrist can test your visual acuity to find out if your vision has changed and needs correcting.
If our optometrist determines that you are farsighted, there are a few options for vision correction. The most common one for all ages is eyeglasses. It's a very simple procedure to create a pair of glasses that will correct your vision and allow you to see clearly at any distance.
Another simple fix for most patients is contact lenses. Most commonly offered to older teens and adults, contacts can give clearer vision than eyeglasses, but most types of contacts require at least some regular maintenance. They aren't a good choice for small children and others will an undeveloped sense of responsibility.
Looking for an Eye Examination?
If you've got symptoms of hyperopia or if you simply haven't had your eyes examined in at least a year, give us a call and we'll set you up with an appointment. Call our office at (409) 945-5511 to schedule an appointment today.