Hypermetropia is a common refractive condition of the eye in which vision is better for distant objects than for near objects. It can be called far-sightedness or hypermetropia.
It results from the eyeball being smaller than average, causing images to be focused behind the retina. In hypermetropia, the light is focused too far back in the eye, behind the retina, which causes things to look blurred close-up.
Many very young children have mild hypermetropia that gets better by itself as they grow older.
Hypermetropia is a results of the eyeball being smaller than average, causing images to be focused behind the retina.
Eyeglasses and contact lenses are the treatment of choice for most people with far sightedness but refractive surgery can also cure some cases of hyperopia.