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Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is a common condition where clients may or may not see distant objects are clearly depending on the degree of far-sightedness, while close objects are blurry. Hyperopia is not detected as often as myopia, or nearsightedness, as vision tests are commonly performed using distance charts. As clients with hyperopia may see distance clearly, they pass traditional eye tests without trouble. However, blurred vision or headaches can be indicative of hyperopia and may warrant a visit to one of our nation’s leading eye correction surgeons, Dr. George Waring at the Waring Vision Institute in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Symptoms & Causes
of Hyperopia

If you have hyperopia, you may experience some of the following symptoms when reading or performing other close-range activities:

  • Eyestrain
  • Squinting or closing of the eyes
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty focusing on objects
  • Aching or burning feeling around the eyes

Hyperopia is caused by a deformity of the eye, in which it is shorter, or the cornea lacks the correct curve, or the lens of the eye is further back in the eye structure than it should be for clear vision. This defect causes light and images to be in focus, while close objects appear blurred. Hyperopia is not to be confused with presbyopia, which is also a form of farsightedness caused by age, rather than by genetic factors or eyeball shape.

At Waring Vision Institute in Charleston, SC, we can help you determine if you have hyperopia and help you to explore the various treatment options. We offer the most advanced diagnostics and treatments available in the USA, and Dr. Waring is a leading authority on eye correction surgery, and one of the nation’s most respected ophthalmologists.Hyperopia is caused by a deformity of the eye, in which it is shorter, or the cornea lacks the correct curve, or the lens of the eye is further back in the eye structure than it should be for clear vision. This defect causes light and images to be in focus, while close objects appear blurred. Hyperopia is not to be confused with presbyopia, which is also a form of farsightedness caused by age, rather than by genetic factors or eyeball shape. We offer the most advanced diagnostics and treatments available in the USA, and Dr. Waring is a leading authority on eye correction surgery, and one of the nation’s most respected ophthalmologists.

Hyperopia Diagnosis and Treatment

A comprehensive eye exam is the only way to accurately diagnose hyperopia. Our ophthalmologist will administer our advanced ocular analysis to determine the degree of the condition. Our testing procedures analyze your eye structure to establish the cause and the appropriate, most effective correction options. An instrument with a magnifying glass and light, called an ophthalmoscope, is used to examine the back of the eye structure.

The other type of test uses a device called a phoropter, testing eye focus by placing a series of lenses in front of your eyes. A retinoscope is used to analyze how light bounces of the retina to isolate any specific anomalies in your eye structure. A high definition wavefront aberrometer is also used, which is the most advanced technology available in the United States to measure myopia, and the Waring Vision Institute is the first to offer this ground-breaking technology to his clients. Once we have identified the cause and degree of hyperopia, one of the following treatment options may be determined to be appropriate:

  • Non-surgical: Glasses or contacts. If the farsightedness is mild, or you do not wish undergo surgery, glasses or contact lenses can correct your vision. We will determine your specific prescription, which may need to be altered over time, as the condition worsens.
  • Surgical: LASIK. LASIK is the most common form of refractive surgery and can decrease or eliminate your need for glasses or contacts. In LASIK surgery, a small incision is created to access the inner cornea, and a laser is used to carefully remove tissue from the cornea to correct the eye’s ability to focus.
  • Surgical: Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE). Refractive lens exchange is a common procedure for the correction of hyperopia, particularly in higher degrees of far-sightedness or when a client has both hyperopia and presbyopia (the age-related inability to focus at near). Refractive lens exchange has the advantage of preventing cataracts in the future and has gained widespread popularity as a result.

Get Treatment for Hyperopia in Charleston, SC

The Waring Vision Institute is in the Charleston area, convenient to the nearby communities of Myrtle Beach, Mount Pleasant, and Columbia. Dr. George Waring is an internationally-recognized, and highly-respected ophthalmologist who delivers premier treatment and compassionate care to each client. He is experienced in treating mild to severe eye conditions, and will explore all available treatment options. Schedule an appointment with us if you are suffering from far-sightedness and want to find out about the advanced treatments we offer for vision correction.

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