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Hyperopia is long-sightedness. If you are long-sighted, you will experience difficulty focusing on near objects, but in extreme cases you may find it hard to focus on objects at any distance.

People who are long-sighted tend to have a flatter cornea and shorter eye length. This means that light falls behind the retina and you may have difficulty focusing on objects close at hand as well as those in the distance.

What to look for on your optical prescription

You will normally see a positive sign in front of the ‘sphere power’ (sph) entry on your prescription. Bigger numbers mean more significant levels of hyperopia

How we can help

LASIK or LASEK treatments reshape the surface of the cornea and may be perfect for long-sightedness up to +4 Dioptres. If you have a higher prescription, however, intraocular lenses (IOL) treatment may be an even better solution.

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