Overview

Farsightedness means that it's easy for you to see things that are far away, but your close-up vision is blurry. The technical term for farsightedness is hyperopia. People can have varying degrees of farsightedness, depending on their e[read article]

Tests for Farsightedness

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A refraction test is usually given as part of a routine eye examination. It may also be called a vision test. This test tells your eye doctor exactly what prescript...  More
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A standard ophthalmic exam is a comprehensive series of tests done by an ophthalmologist , a doctor specializing in eye health, to check both your vision and the he...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A visual acuity test is an exam that determines how well you can see the details of a word or symbol from a specific distance away. There are several different type...  More
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The visual field is the entire area that can be seen when the eyes are focused on a single point. In addition to what can be seen straight ahead, the visual field i...  More
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Ophthalmoscopy is usually part of a routine eye test to screen for eye diseases. It looks at the back of the eye. The back of the eye is called the fundus. It consi...  More
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Diseases of the eye can be difficult to diagnose during a general physical examination. A doctor who specializes in treating eye problems (ophthalmologist) is bette...  More
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Tonometry is an eye test that measures the pressure inside your eyes, to determine whether or not you may be at risk for glaucoma. Glaucoma is an eye disease in whi...  More
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Medical Procedures for Farsightedness

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Use of Contact Lenses
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Use of Eyeglasses
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Surgical Procedures for Farsightedness

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Conductive Keratoplasty
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If you have poor vision you should know about laser eye surgery as a treatment option. There are two common techniques: LASIK and PRK. How do these procedures ...  More
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LASIK, which stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is an operation on the eyes to correct vision and reduce the need for glasses or contact lenses. It i...  More
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The number of people seeking LASIK and PRK, the two most common laser eye surgeries, has increased dramatically. In the year 2000, an estimated 1.5 million surgerie...  More
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Refractive Surgery
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Insertion of Phakic Intraocular Lens Implant
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Laser Assisted Keratectomy
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Self Care for Farsightedness

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A balanced diet is one that gives your body the nutrition it needs to function properly. In order to get truly balanced nutrition, you should obtain the majority of...  More
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