If you are having trouble seeing objects close up, it may be that you are farsighted. If this is the case, you will want to visit us at Eyewear Studio, to see our optometrist in Niagara Falls ON for a comprehensive eye exam and lens prescription.
Farsightedness is a common refractive error. It is also called hyperopia. Farsightedness is a vision condition which is extremely common, and causes patients of our optometrist in Niagara Falls ON to be able to see objects in the distance clearly, but close up objects can appear blurry. Depending on your degree of farsightedness, you may or may not be able to focus on other objects clearly. If you have severe farsightedness, you may not see nearby objects as clearly as you can see distant objects. However, if you have mild farsightedness, you may also be able to clearly see objects that are closer. Farsightedness is a refractive error which is generally present at birth. It tends to run in families, so if you are farsighted, your child may be, as well. Farsightedness can be corrected with prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, or with laser eye surgery. Degrees of farsightedness can also change as you age. When a person is farsighted, light that enters the eye is incorrectly focused behind the retina instead of directly onto the retina. Symptoms of farsightedness can include blurred vision at night, trouble seeing objects that are up close, eyestrain, and headaches. Children with severe farsightedness can often have headaches, be seen rubbing their eyes often, or have trouble with reading. Farsightedness in a child may end up adjusting by the time the child reaches the age of 10. However, starting at about age 40, eyes naturally lose their ability to see objects that are close up and your near distance becomes blurred.
If you would like to meet with our optometrist in Niagara Falls ON regarding getting a vision prescription for your refractive error, contact us today.