Brussels Eye Center

HYPEROPIA (or Far-sightedness)

  • Hyperopia occurs when the eyeball is slightly shorter than usual. This causes light rays to focus at a point behind the retina rather than directly on its surface.
  • In hyperopia, near vision is blurrier than far vision.
  • Correction of hyperopia by glasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery moves forward the image to the retina.
  • Lasik surgery is able to correct hyperopia by steepening the cornea.


Normal sight
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