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Learn About Hyperopia and LASIK Treatment

Dr. Joseph King is the Official LASIK Surgeon of the Vancouver Canucks.

Because not everyone is born with perfect vision, King LASIK is committed to offering the very latest in vision correction services to residents of cities across North America. Laser eye surgery such as LASIK can help to reduce common refractive errors including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. If you suffer from farsightedness and wear glasses or contact lenses, please read on to learn about the condition and the way in which laser eye surgery may be able to enhance your vision.

Hyperopia

Hyperopia is a common form of compromised vision that affects approximately one in four people. 

Symptoms

Hyperopia does not affect a person's ability to see objects at a distance, however it causes nearby objects to appear to appear blurry or hazy. The condition can bring about headaches, eyestrain, and frequent squinting. If you suffer from farsightedness, you likely have trouble seeing the print in newspapers and magazines and may experience difficulty following from one line to the next when reading.

Causes

Hyperopia occurs in an eye that is too short from front to back, whose cornea is flatter than normal, or whose natural lens is located too far behind the cornea. In each of these cases, the eye produces blurry vision by focusing images at a point behind the retina, rather than on it (see How the Eye Works). Another disorder, presbyopia also causes difficulty in viewing nearby objects, however the reasons for this are different.

Treatment

Glasses and contact lenses may be used to correct visual abnormalities associated with hyperopia.  However, due to the inconvenience of having to wear and maintain corrective eyewear, many people choose to undergo laser eye surgery.

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Laser Eye Surgery for Hyperopia

At King LASIK, we pride ourselves on serving cities across North America with laser eye surgery of the highest quality. Hyperopia correction through laser eye surgery involves the use of an excimer laser to alter the cornea's shape and adjust the refractive power of the eye. By increasing the curvature of the cornea, the eye is better able to focus images on the retina, thereby minimizing farsightedness.

Choosing laser eye surgery with King LASIK means that your procedure will be performed using one of the most advanced laser vision correction platforms. At our facilities we use the Bausch & Lomb and VISX® custom laser platforms. The safety and satisfaction of our patients is our top priority, which is why we use only state-of-the-art laser technologies. If you would like to learn more about how LASIK vision correction could enhance your vision, please contact a King LASIK center.

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