Farsightedness treatment in Beaver
Farsightedness, also known as hyperopia, means that you see well at a distance, but not so well up close, such as when you’re reading or looking at your phone screen. Here at Eye Town, you can say goodbye to that problem with a pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses from our Beaver optometrist office that are designed to meet your vision needs.
The reason that you become farsighted is that your cornea becomes misshapen, directing light toward the back of your retina instead of to the center of it, which is when you have normal vision. What is behind this miscurvature of your cornea? For one thing, heredity. If one of your parents is/was farsighted, you’re more likely to be. And if both parents were, the chances go up even more. Other reasons for farsightedness are retinopathy, and in rarer cases it can even be due to an eye tumor. For the most part, you don’t have to worry that farsightedness is any threat to your eye health, either now or in the future. Your child can also be farsighted. Signs that you should be aware of include having no interest in reading, or problems reading, rubbing his or her eyes a lot, and possibly headaches. The purpose of corrective lenses for farsightedness from our Beaver optometrist office is to adjust the angle at which light travels between your cornea and your retina, thereby leading to it landing at or much closer to the center. Over time, you may need adjustments to your prescription to account for changes to your cornea’s curvature that make your farsightedness worse. And if you have nearsightedness and/or astigmatism, you will be prescribed bifocal or multifocal glasses or contacts.
Reach out to our Beaver optometrist office to schedule an eye exam. Don’t settle for subpar vision when you can make it sharper and clearer.