About Farsightedness
or Hyperopia

About Farsightedness or Hyperopia

The ophthalmologist eye doctors at Ridgewood Eye Associates in Paramus NJ offer testing, eye exams, diagnosis and treatment of offer diagnosis and treatment of farsightedness or hyperopia for patients of all ages. Farsightedness or hyperopia is a common refractive vision problem that results most often from the axial length of the eye being too short and/or the curvature of the Cornea being too flat. This results in light and images being focused behind the Retina. A patient who has Farsightedness or hyperopia typically has difficulty seeing things up close and especially with focusing up close with this type of common refractive eye problem. At Ridgewood Eye Associates in Paramus NJ, our eye doctors can correct vision problems caused by farsightedness or hyperopia with eyeglasses, contact lenses and sometimes laser eye surgery such as LASIK and, if you have a cataract, by choosing a lens implant (IOL).