What is farsightedness and what is it due to?

In five minutes of reading, we will tell you everything you need to know about farsightedness: how it occurs, what its symptoms are and what to do if we detect them, how to correct it, and we will discover the perfect frames for this visual need.

What is farsightedness?

Farsightedness is an anomaly that occurs when light is focused behind the retina and causes nearby objects to blur. It is usual for farsightedness to be more acute at ages close to 40 years of age and it increases with the passage of time.

What is farsightedness caused by?

Light is focused behind the retina of the eye when it really should be on it. This is because the eye of a person who is farsighted is shorter or has less corneal power than would otherwise be the case.

What are the symptoms of farsightedness?

The first symptoms that appear as a result of farsightedness are headache or eyestrain. Many people associate these factors with something out of sight without knowing what really is the reason for their pain.

To a more acute degree, we would begin to notice itchy eyes or even pain in them, since we are forcing the eye to see.

In children, there are also symptoms such as strabismus (better known as crossed eyes or crossed eyes) or amblyopia or lazy eye, which occurs when the eye does not communicate well with the brain and it prefers to see through the other eye

What to do if we detect these symptoms?

If you notice symptoms related to those mentioned above, go to our Madrid Óptica for a free visual examination. There we can detect your visual need or find out the reason for the discomfort.

What is recommended to improve vision?

We recommend using prescription glasses, especially during the first years after the sight abnormality is detected. First progressively and later we can alternate between glasses and contact lenses. Any of the options always with a correct graduation supervised by a professional optometrist.

We discover the perfect frames for farsightedness:

As with astigmatism lenses, the glass is thickest in the center and gets smaller as you get closer to the edges. For this reason, we are interested in large lenses that can reduce the thickness of our glass.

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