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Long-sightedness – which is also known as far-sightedness, hypermetropia or hyperopia – is a common eye problem. We take a look at the condition.
Long-sightedness is often confused with presbyopia. Both conditions cause near-vision problems for different reasons. Presbyopia tends to occur as we age, while long-sightedness is more common in childhood. In most cases, these children will grow out of hyperopia as their eyes get bigger.
Farsightedness tends to run in families but you don't need to have an affected parent to develop it.
If you or your child have any of these symptoms and they interfere with your daily activities, you should see your GP or local optician. You will usually be referred for consultation with an ophthalmologist for a more in-depth eye examination.
We offer a range of the latest treatments for long-sightedness. We can arrange a private clinical appointment for you to visit a leading consultant ophthalmologist who specialises in managing long-sightedness. He or she can determine the degree of farsightedness you have, and recommend ways to correct the vision.