If you have trouble seeing objects up close while having no problems making out things at a distance, it’s possible you have hyperopia, or farsightedness. Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers of Texas helps patients experiencing vision-related issues. We can recommend the best treatment options for your condition, including LASIK surgery.

What Causes Farsightedness?

When the shape of your lens or cornea is not even or properly curved, it causes problems in the refraction, or bending, of light rays inside the eye. The cornea may not curve enough, or the eyeball may be too short. Farsightedness, along with nearsightedness, are both refractive errors that could majorly affect your vision.

People with farsightedness could develop other complications like:

  • Crossed eyes in children
  • Eye strain and headaches
  • An inability to perform daily tasks
  • Problems driving
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Can you treat Farsightedness with LASIK?

The first thing you should do when experiencing vision problems is seek treatment from a qualified eye specialist. They typically perform a basic eye exam that includes a refraction test to check how light bends within your eye. If your farsightedness affects your vision to where it interferes in your life, corrective lenses are a common way of correcting farsightedness refraction issues.

Our eyes change as we age, which may lead to changes in your original corrective lens prescription. If you get to a point where you no longer wish to wear glasses or contacts, talk with your doctor about the benefits and risks of LASIK surgery for treating farsightedness.

There are various forms of LASIK used depending on the eye condition. All involve a surgeon using a laser to correct eye imperfections impacting your vision. Many people who undergo LASIK often achieve 20/25 vision or better.

Get Treatment for Farsightedness

Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers of Texas educates clients on their eye and vision-related condition along with all potential treatment options. If you’re considering having LASIK for treatment of farsightedness, set up a consultation with us today by calling (800) 714-2020. You can also use our online form to schedule an appointment.