|Hyperopia and Farsightedness |
The medical term for farsightedness or longsightedness is "hyperopia" . "Hypermetropia" , an older term, is not used much today.
Hyperopia (hi-per-OH-pee-uh) is a common condition that affects about ten percent of the adult population, worldwide. Interestingly, the percentage of the global population with hyperopia is decreasing overall, because myopia (nearsightedness) is increasing as education increases, along with the amount of reading and computer use.
Hyperopia causes dif...Read More
|Latent Hyperopia |
Farsightedness medically termed as hyperopia (hi-per-O-pe-ah) is a common condition that affects approximately 25 per cent of the adult population. It refers to a vision problem in which the focusing power of the eye is too weak. This type of refractive error usually results in difficulty when focusing on close objects but depending on the severity can also affect distance vision as well. Farsightedness occurs when the eyeball is too short as measured from front to back or if the curvature ...Read More