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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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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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Insertion of Phakic Intraocular Lens Implant
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Laser Assisted Keratectomy
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