Farsightedness, also called hyperopia, means that the eye can't focus on nearby objects. This is because the eye is too short or the cornea is too flat. In some cases of hyperopia, the eye can't focus on distant objects either. A person has hyperopia when light entering the eye is focused (called the focal point) behind the retina instead of directly on the retina.
Current as of: December 17, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Christopher Joseph Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher Joseph Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology