Hyperopia and Astigmatism

People with Hyperopia, also known as longsightedness, have blurred near vision but distance vision may be clear.

Usually the hyperopic eye is shorter than the normal eye, meaning that light focuses behind the retina, rather than on it, causing blurred vision. Click here to learn more.

Hyperopia can be corrected with spectacles or contact lenses, or may not require correction in mild cases.

In Astigmatism objects are blurred more in one direction than another.

Astigmatism is usually caused by an irregular shape of the cornea of the eye. Click here to learn more.

Astigmatism may occur together with Myopia or Hyperopia.

It can be corrected by spectacles or contact lenses, or may not require correction in mild cases.