Farsightedness, known as hyperopia, makes it difficult to see objects that are close and is caused when images are focused behind the retina. This can be a result of the eye being too small. Many times, farsightedness occurs at birth. Some children outgrow the condition without experiencing many symptoms.
Both nearsightedness and farsightedness can be treated with corrective lenses such as glasses or contact lenses. If you are experiencing trouble seeing objects that are far away or close up, contact us at (503) 297-4183 today to schedule an eye exam. Don’t struggle with poor vision.