Farsightedness (Hyperopia)

When the shape of the eye is too short, light rays entering the eye focus behind the retina instead of directly on it. Distant objects are seen clearly, but near objects are not.

LASIK or PRK may be used to treat farsightedness.

How the Eye Works

The eye’s surface, or the cornea, is convex. A well-shaped cornea allows light rays that hit it to bend through the pupil, pass through the lens, and focus precisely on the retina at the back of the eye. The retina converts the light rays into electrical impulses that are sent through the optic nerve to the brain, where a clear image is produced.