Farsightedness is a condition that can occur that results in blurred vision with items that are close up and clearer vision with objects that are further away. This condition affects over 14 million American adults in the United States. Also known as hyperopia or “hyperopic vision,” this condition can be easily addressed with corrective lenses or LASIK surgery.

Ways to address farsightedness

Vision correction is common for patients who have been diagnosed with certain vision disorders. Farsightedness can make it difficult for a patient to see clearly while using a computer or reading a book. With corrective methods, many patient can improve vision acuity and their daily lives.

Below are a few of the more common methods of addressing farsighted vision:

  • Corrective prescription eyewear. Eyeglasses are an affordable solution for patients who need to correct their vision and improve their close-up vision acuity. Patients will undergo an eye examination to determine what prescription is needed, and these prescription lenses are placed in the frames of the patient’s choice. We have a wide selection of eyeglasses available in our office for patient consideration.
  • Corrective contact lenses. Alternatively, some patients may choose to have contact lenses ordered to improve their vision. Contact lenses are very small prescription lenses that are worn directly on the eye over the tear film. They move with the eyes, allowing patients to improve vision while eliminating the need for eyeglasses. Patients can choose daily or long-term wear contact lenses to fit their budget and lifestyle.
  • LASIK surgery. A permanent solution to farsightedness is LASIK eye surgery, where one improves the vision with laser treatment done right at the eye doctor’s. LASIK surgery can also address nearsightedness and astigmatism, allowing patients to free themselves from any type of corrective lens.

Call Jacksonville Eye Center today for an eye examination

If you believe you are dealing with farsightedness or are interested in learning more about other vision concerns that can be screened by a professional, contact Dr. Robert Schnipper and his team at Jacksonville Eye Center. His facility is located in Jacksonville, FL at 2001 College Street and can be reached at (904) 355-5555.