Farsightedness Specialist

Bridge Opticians

Optometry located in Fort Lee, NJ

Hyperopia — the clinical term for farsightedness — is a common refractive error that interferes with your close vision. At Bridge Opticians in Fort Lee, New Jersey, Harrison Rosenberg, OD, offers expert comprehensive eye exams to identify refractive errors such as farsightedness and prescribes eyeglasses and contact lenses to help you see clearly. If you’re due for an eye exam or have noticed blurry vision, call Bridge Opticians or schedule an appointment online today.

Farsightedness Q & A

What is farsightedness?

Farsightedness is a prevalent refractive error that interferes with your ability to clearly see nearby objects. Clinically known as hyperopia, farsightedness can interfere with your ability to see books, computer screens, or your cellphone clearly.

What are the symptoms of farsightedness?

As with many vision problems, farsightedness often develops slowly, and you might not notice symptoms such as blurred vision right away.

However, you may experience frequent headaches or eye strain or fatigue, especially after reading or performing other tasks at close range. For example, you might find that you’re always squinting at your phone or have to hold it further away from your face to see it clearly.

What causes farsightedness?

Farsightedness occurs when the lens in your eye focuses light at a point behind your retina. This could happen because of an irregularity in your lens or the shape of your eye or cornea.

Hyperopia also has a hereditary element. Additionally, it’s common for children to be born with farsightedness, but as they grow up the shape of their eye normalizes and their vision improves.

How is farsightedness different from presbyopia?

While farsightedness and presbyopia both interfere with your ability to see nearby objects clearly, farsightedness is due to abnormalities in your eye. Presbyopia, on the other hand, is an age-related issue in which the lenses in your eye begin to stiffen and don’t respond to changes in light as quickly as they once did.

How is farsightedness treated?

At Bridge Opticians, Dr. Rosenberg offers a variety of treatment options for farsightedness. He begins with a comprehensive eye exam to measure the degree of your refractive error and checks for signs of other eye health conditions that could interfere with your vision. He uses visual acuity tests and refraction to identify the best prescription to correct your vision.

Once Dr. Rosenberg has identified the best prescription for your corrective lenses, you can choose eyeglasses or contact lenses. Depending on the extent of your farsightedness, you may only need to wear glasses when you read or work on a computer. Dr. Rosenberg gives you customized advice on when to wear your glasses.

Call Bridge Opticians or schedule an appointment online today for expert eye exams and treatments for farsightedness and other refractive errors.