Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, is usually inherited. Children are often hyperopic which may lessen as an adult. Hyperopia is a refractive error, which results from a disorder rather than from disease. A refractive error means that the shape of your eye does not bend light correctly, resulting in a blurred image.
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty seeing objects up close
- Crossing of the eyes in children (Esotropia)
The symptoms described above may not necessarily mean that you have hyperopia. However, if you experience one or more of these symptoms, contact your eye doctor for a complete exam.
For more information, see the Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Sugery Clinic and the complete Clinic Services listing of the U-M Kellogg Eye Center.