Farsightedness - What is Farsighted?

Farsightedness or hyperopia is a condition in which objects at far distances are seen more clearly than those that are near. With Farsightedness, the eyeball is shorter than normal and the eye does not have the power to see things clearly. Some focusing effort is needed to see distant objects clearly, but an even greater effort is needed to see near objects clearly.

Farsightedness is usually hereditary and is corrected with eye glasses, contacts, and sometimes surgery. The lenses in the glasses or contacts supply the focusing ability that the eyes are lacking.