It can start with burning eyes or a headache after doing close work but sometimes symptoms of farsightedness are so slight they are undetectable. As the condition progresses some symptoms that become more obvious can be eye strain, difficulty focusing on near objects, aching eyes, and irritability after concentrating on something for an extended period of time. These are common symptoms of farsightedness and when any or all of these are experienced you should visit our Las Vegas Farsightedness specialist at Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas. At our state-of-the-art facility the entire family can get comprehensive eye exams that will not only detect farsightedness but any other condition that may affect the healthy vision of you or your children. Routine vision screenings are often done in schools but are not very effective in detecting farsightedness.
Farsightedness (hyperopia) means that you can see better far away than you can close up, so closer objects will be blurry. There are some cases where higher amounts of farsightedness prevent the patient from seeing clearly up close as well. Your ability to focus properly is determined by the degree of your farsightedness and is usually present at birth and can run in families. Most babies and young children are slightly farsighted as their eyes grow and lengthen but the condition usually corrects itself by the time they are 7 or 8. As explained to you by our Las Vegas Farsightedness specialist, farsightedness is caused by the eye being smaller than average or the cornea having too little of a curve. With these conditions present the light that is focused in the eye lands behind the retina rather than on the retina.
In mild cases of Las Vegas farsightedness, your eyes might be able to compensate without corrective lenses but usually our optometrist will prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct the problem. Much like nearsightedness, glasses, contact lenses or even refractive surgery in some cases, would be recommended as treatment to move the image from behind the retina to on the retina itself. Although farsightedness is a common condition, at Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas, healthy eyesight is always our goal and whatever the condition, we do our educated best to detect, educate, and treat to maintain your clear vision.