Hyperopia – long-sightedness
Hyperopia occurs when the eye is too short. This results in light being focused after the retina instead of on the retina.
When this occurs the eyes need to make a compensating effort to refocus.
This can often result in headaches, eye strain and problems with near vision.
Distance vision usually is unaffected in long-sightedness.
Glasses may need to be worn all the time or part time for near tasks.