Our eyes are very complicated in what they can and cannot do for us. In cases where your vision is less than perfect, there are a few different issues you may be dealing with. Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is a very common issue, and learning a little bit more about it can make a big difference in how you deal with it. For those in the Mooresville, NC, area, Dr. Ed Mills and Dr. Christopher Mills of Mills Eye Care are here and ready to help you address all of your eye care needs.

What is Hyperopia?

Hyperopia is more commonly referred to as farsightedness. This means that you can see far-away objects more clearly than you can see objects that are close to you. Hyperopia is caused by a natural deformation of the eye that may get worse over time. A hyperopic eye is shorter than a normal eye, meaning the eye is not long enough to naturally focus on close objects.

Symptoms of Hyperopia

There are some symptoms that you might want to look for if you have not been formally diagnosed with hyperopia but feel that you may be suffering from it. Headaches, trouble focusing on objects that are close to you, blurry vision overall, and constant eye strain are all signs you may be suffering from hyperopia. Every patient expresses the symptoms of hyperopia differently. Our eye doctors will work with you to diagnose and treat any conditions you may be suffering from.

Treatment for Hyperopia

There are several treatment options when it comes to hyperopia. The most common is, of course, corrective lenses. You can get contacts and glasses that are designed to help treat your hyperopia and that can help you see clearly at any distance. Hyperopia can be diagnosed by an optometry professional during routine eye exams. We will help you settle on the most comfortable and effective correction method depending on your symptoms and lifestyle.

Eye Care in Mooresville, NC

For those in the Mooresville, NC, area, Mills Eye Care is here to help you with all eye care needs. We have years of experience diagnosing hyperopia and other eye conditions through eye exams. If you would like to learn more about hyperopia or believe you have it and want to correct it, call us at (704) 664-9121 or request an appointment online.