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.