Hyperopia, unlike normal vision, occurs when the cornea is too flat in relation to the length of the eye, or if the eye is too short. This causes light to focus at a point beyond the retina, resulting in blurry near vision and occasionally blurry distance vision as well.
Usually, this condition is undetected until middle age. This is because when we are younger, the eye can compensate for the hyperopia by contracting the internal lens of the eye. But as we get older, the lens’s ability to contract declines.
Symptoms of hyperopia
- Blurry near vision
- Occasionally, blurry distance vision