What Is Hyperopia (Farsightedness)?
Hyperopia is a common refractive error of the eye that makes it difficult to focus on close-up objects. People who are farsighted often see distant objects clearly, while objects nearby most often appear blurry.
Hyperopia is Natural
A shorter than normal shape of the eye typically causes hyperopia, so it is a naturally occurring problem and cannot be prevented. Farsightedness tends to run in families, but you don't need to have a hyperopic parent to develop it. Although it generally begins in childhood, many people won’t experience blurred vision at a young age. This is because the natural lens is very flexible at that age and the eye can make do for quite some time.