If you have trouble seeing things up close, such as your computer or your favorite book, but you see fine when looking at things in the distance, you have farsightedness, which is also called hyperopia. And if so, you have plenty of company. Here at Todays Vision Pearland, you can get a pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses prescribed by our optometrist in Friendswood TX that will simply and effectively correct your farsightedness and allow you to see things near to you with much greater sharpness and clarity.
The reason that farsightedness occurs is that your cornea, at the front of your eye, is not curved ideally. Under normal circumstances, your cornea directs light to your retina, at the back of the eye, and that light strikes at or very close to the center. Not so with farsightedness. Instead, light strikes more toward the back of the retina. If you’re wondering what the origin of the problem is, it is quite often genetic. If one (or both) of your parents are farsighted, you are considerably more likely to have it. Other causes include the effects of diabetes on your ocular health. And eye tumors, though a very rare occurrence, can also be responsible for causing farsightedness. When it comes to symptoms, you should be aware of blurry vision when you are attempting to see something close to you. Fortunately, with a comprehension eye exam, which everyone should get once per year, our optometrist in Friendswood TX will be able to detect it and provide you with the prescription that will most accurately correct it. And our optical department will then make your contacts or eyeglasses to precision, ensuring you of improved near vision.
Just call us right now, while it’s on your mind, and book an appointment to come in for an eye exam with our optometrist in Friendswood TX.