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Family Eye Care & Mavor Optical

Doctors Of Optometry

Dr. Craig K. Small     37 Herschel Street,  Caribou, Maine 04736  (207) 496-5111         491 Main Street  Presque Isle, Maine 04769  (207) 764-5111

Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

People who are farsighted, medically known as hyperopia, see things at a distance more easily that they see things up close.

Farsightedness occurs when light entering the eye is focused behind the retina instead of directly on it.  This is caused by an eye that is too short, whose cornea is not curved enough, or whose lens sits father back in the eye than normal.

If you are mildly farsighted, corrective treatment may not be necessary.  However, if you are moderately or severely hyperopic, you may have several treatment options available, including eyeglasses, contact lenses, and refractive surgery.