Hypermetropia: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment


Hypermetropia: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

What is Hypermetropia?

Hypermetropia: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment: A person with farsightedness can see distant objects clearly but has trouble focusing on near objects. This condition is called hypermetropia. People with farsightedness sometimes have a headache or eye strain and may partially close their eyes or feel tired when working at close distances.

Treatment of Hypermetropia

Farsightedness can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses that change the way light rays bend as they enter the eye.

If your eyeglass or contact lens prescription begins with a positive number, such as +2.50, you have farsightedness.

When choosing glasses for nearsightedness, choose aspheric high-index lenses — especially if the number of prescriptions is large. These lenses are thinner, lighter, and have a thinner, more attractive profile.

Keep in mind that high-index aspheric lenses reflect more light than standard plastic lenses. For best comfort and appearance, make sure the lens has an anti-reflective coating, which removes distracting reflections from the lens.

For severe cases of nearsightedness, contact lenses are generally preferred over spectacles. This is because, for the correction of hyperopia, contact lenses provide more natural vision and better peripheral vision than glasses.

Symptoms of Hypermetropia

  • headache
  • eye strain
  • blurred vision when looking at close objects
  • headache while reading

Common Causes of Hypermetropia

Low convergence power of the eye lens due to weak action of the ciliary muscles,

Abnormal shape of the Cornea,


Problems with the blood vessels in the Retina,