The main symptom produced by farsightedness is bad close-up vision, because the objects focus behind the retina since the rays of light reach it without having converged, because the eyeball is shorter than normal.
Patients may notice the difficulty or inability to read when the letters are small, or also when the next vision is clear but becomes intermittently blurred. These symptoms are accentuated when the person is tired or there is bad light.
But farsightedness also affects vision from afar, although adaptation in far vision may be better in myopic patients.
In addition to these symptoms, this visual problem can produce others such as:
Headache and eye fatigue, caused by the effort made by the eye to see closely nearby objects.
Puncture in the eyes, Although it may be caused by other causes, it is a very common symptom of farsightedness, also derived from the effort of the eye to focus on nearby objects.
Red, irritated and itchy eyes.
Strabismus: Sometimes an uncorrected high farsightedness in a child can cause this problem.
How do you see a hyperopic person?
The vast majority of people with farsightedness do not wear glasses because farsightedness may have no symptoms for many years. This situation is given thanks to the accommodation process. For mild and moderate farsightedness, the patient looks good and does not realize that he has farsightedness since this accommodation process activates alone.
Over time and years, this capacity for accommodation is lost and we begin to see up close and even from afar, although adaptation in far vision is better. This situation may lead one to think that farsightedness increases with age, but on the contrary, what happens is that with age the problem manifests itself.
At certain ages, farsightedness can be confused with tired sight. The difference is that the hyperopic patient with glasses will see well up close and far, unlike the patient with tired eyes who will see well up close but not so well from afar with glasses.
In the event of any visual problem, it is best to go to a specialist, who will indicate what measures to take for each specific case.
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