Eyecare FAQ’s

We have put together a short list of frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) that are usually asked by our patients. Do you have your own question? Please feel free to contact us.

Hyperopia means that the optics of the eye are such that concentrated vision at near is more difficult than at distance. This will affect visual attention for reading, writing and computer. A person who is hyperopic may also be called longsighted.

Hyperopia is important in the early years as it may cause a turned eye (also known as strabismus).
Hyperopia is important in the early learning years as it makes attending at near more of a chore and if it is too hard, the student may avoid. This will affect learning at school. In the early years, children tend not to attend at near for long periods, and print is usually larger and more spaced and hyperopia may not be apparent till the later years when concentrated near work becomes more demanding.

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