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.
- Difficulty focusing on close-up objects
- Aching eyes, eyestrain or a burning feeling around the eyes
- Continued squinting or closing of eyelids to see clearly
- Headaches while reading or after close-up work
- When should I see a doctor?
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.
Specialists Offering LongSightedness
Ways to pay
Pay for yourself
Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and 6 months' aftercare
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Spread the cost
Pay for yourself with the BMI card and spread the cost over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)