What is it?

Long-sightedness (also known as hypermetropia) is a common vision disorder. It is the result of the overall power of the eye not being strong enough, or the length of the eye being too short. As a result, the rays of light that enter the eye fall behind the retina rather than falling on the retina in focus.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Far-sightedness

Signs & symptoms

People with hypermetropia may suffer from headaches, blurred vision, eye strains and sometimes eye turning.


Hypermetropia can be diagnosed by an optometrist or an ophthalmologist during a routine eye examination.


The treatment for hypermetropia can be a traditional correction with glasses or contact lenses. Alternatively, it can be in surgical correction; laser eye surgery and clear lens extraction are two most popular surgical options

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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