Treating Hyperopia (if you are long sighted) with laser eye surgery
If you are long sighted, your eyeball is shorter and flatter than it needs to be. That means it focuses the light on a point just behind the retina, creating a blurred image.
What is Hyperopia?
Hyperopia affects near vision first, and later in life both distance and near vision. Often, if you’re long sighted, you can sharpen near objects with a conscious effort, which tends to cause headaches.
Being Long-sighted is relatively common, affecting about one in four people. Usually, it’s an inherited condition. In fact, nearly all babies start life hyperopic. Their hyperopia tends to reduce as they get older. Those whose hyperopia remains, or develops, will probably be wearing glasses or contact lenses by their mid-twenties – or at least considering it.[info_box]If you’re seriously considering laser eye surgery, you should seriously consider us. If you are long sighted, we can almost certainly help. Find out if you are suitable for Hyperopia treatment at the London Vision Clinic by contacting one of our Patient Care Coordinators on 0207 224 1005 or by completing our online enquiry form.[/info_box]
Treating Hyperopia with laser eye surgery
Many long sighted patients find that their eyesight has deteriorated slowly over time. Although this is quite normal, it can be frustrating for someone who grew up with good vision to find they now need glasses to read and perform close work.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14ZFjnhRztM&w=320&h=240] [divider_pad padding=”10″] Ralf, a patient, reflects on some of his challenges with wearing glasses and why he chose to pursue laser eye surgery as a solution.
This can make an enormous difference to everyday life – simple things like showering, swimming or playing with children become easier and less of a worry. And there are obvious benefits for anyone actively involved in sports. Many formerly long sighted patients also find it helps in social situations, as faces are easier to recognise and read without glasses.
Find out if you are a suitable hyperopia candidate for laser eye surgery at the London Vision Clinic.