is caused when the surface of the eye (or the eye itself) is either too flat or too short to properly focus incoming light rays on the retina. When this occurs, light is actually focused on a point behind the retina. Persons with hyperopia can see well at a distance, but nearby objects appear blurry.
is the inability to see near objects more clearly than distant objects.
abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects
an error in refraction in which, when the accommodation is completely relaxed, parallel rays (or those from distant objects) are brought to a focus behind the retina, and divergent rays (or those from near objects) are focused still further back
A technical term meaning "long-sightedness". The anti-thesis of myopia, you can only see far objects clearly. Traditional explanation: The eyeball is too short.
a refractive abnormality of the eye requiring a plus (positive or convex) lens for correction. Far or distance sighted people can see at a distance more clearly than they can see objects which are closer. The hyperopic eye is often described as being too flat or too short, as images are focused in back of the retina. The condition is corrected using a positive or convex lens. Also known as farsighted, hypermetropia. See convex lens.
A condition where one has difficulty focusing at near distances, caused by the eye being too flat and short.
Long-sightedness. It is easier to see in the distance than close up. A small amount of long-sightedness is normal in children but may affect their comfort and concentration at close distances ie. reading and writing.
A vision problem that most commonly results in blurred close vision although moderate to severe hyperopia may also result in blurred distance vision. The cornea and lens focus light rays behind, rather than directly on, the retina.
When the curvature of the cornea is too flat, light rays entering the eye focus behind the retina. The result is a blurred image, especially of near objects.
A condition (refractive state) in which images come to focus behind the retina resulting in defective vision for near objects, and sometimes distant objects. The eye may be too short or too weak in focusing ability. Correctable with glasses or contacts.
Another term for nearsightedness. The eyeball is misshapen and short in length. Objects which are close up are blurry. This condition can be corrected with lasik, glasses or contacts.
the eyes cannot focus on near objects but see better in the distance
Far-sightedness; may be caused by a shallow eyeball, a lens that cannot thicken properly, or a cornea that is less curved than normal.
refractive error in which the focal point for light rays from a distant object is posterior to the retina when accommodation is at rest
a condition in which a person can see clearly at a distance but not up close
Far-Sightedness. A condition in which rays of light from nearby objects are focused behind the retina, causing blurred vision
the inability to see near objects as clearly as distant objects, and the need for accommodation to see distant objects clearly.
A refractive abnormality of the eye requiring a plus (positive or convex) lens for correction. Synonyms: far sighted, hypermetropia. Far or distance sighted people can see at a distance more clearly than they can see objects which are closer.
Refractive error related to either a flat cornea or short eye length. The optical effect is that distant objects tend to be clearer than near objects.
The ability to see distant objects more easily than near ones.
or Hypermetropia: A condition in which vision undergoes a loss of both near and far acuity. Because the eye is too short, the image is formed behind the retina and objects are blurred. The Hyperopic must continually compensate to try and place the image on the retina. This compensatory ability decreases with age. ( Hypermétropie, n.f)
Hyperopia is the result of either an eyeball that's too short from front to back, or a weak focusing mechanism which causes light to focus behind, rather than on the retina. The result is that people have trouble seeing objects up close. Contact lenses or glasses may be required for people with moderate to severe hyperopia.
LONGSIGHTED, inability to focus on close objects. This occurs when one's eyeball is too small, short or flat for the focusing system of the eye, or when the eye's focusing mechanism is too weak (not enough positive diopter), thus causing light rays to focus behind the retina, making close objects appear blurry. A positive diopter lens is required to achieve normal vision.
Another term for hypermetropia.
A refractive error in which the eyeball is too short or the lens system of the eye is too weak causing light rays to focus behind the retina. Can be corrected with convex or plus (+) lenses. Go to top of page
A refractive error in which the image focuses behind the retina. Typically, vision is good at a distance, but difficulty with near tasks may occur.