Long Sightedness Treatment – Hypermetropia Wimbledon
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What is Hypermetropia?
Are you looking to for the best treamtent plan for Hypermetropia in Wimbledon? Hypermetropia or hyperopia, is commonly known or referred to as long sight or long sightedness. This is a condition or refractive error in which the light that enters the eye comes to a focus ‘behind’ the retina.
The eye is not powerful enough, or too short. When the eye is shorter than normal or the cornea is too flat, the light rays focus behind the retina. Light rays from close objects such as pages of a book or from a tablet cannot be focused on clearly by the retina. If you are suffering with hypermetropic eyes, you may find your vision is blurred when looking at objects near to you, and for vision to be clearer when looking at far away objects. By placing a plus powered (convex) lens in front of your hypermetropic eye, the image can be moved forward allowing for correct focus on the retina; a spectacle lens or contact lens can add the power and bring the light to focus on the retina to provide better vision.
Why does this happen?
This is usually due to the eye being smaller than normal. When an object is brought closer to the eye the lens of the eye is required to change shape increasing the optical power to keep the object in focus.
If there is not enough power in the lens to keep the object in focus it will appear to be blurred. This can be at both distance and near but is particularly noticeable for near objects. The cause of hyperopia is typically genetic that usually occurs in the early years of life.
A degree of long-sightedness is common in many people, although this only presents a problem when our ability to see is significantly affected or where headaches and eye strain are common.
Journey To A Clearer Future
What do you need to do if you are experiencing blurred vision when looking at objects near to you?
By using corrective contact lenses or spectacle lenses, Hypermetropia can be treated. There are many lenses that can be used to correct hypermetropia including hi-index lenses for the management of high degrees of hypermetropia. The spectacle corrective lenses have a positive optical power and are convex, which allow the light to be focused onto the retina instead of behind it (retina) to provide a clear image.
Treatment options for hypermetropia are:
- Glasses to treat long sightedness.
- Contact lenses.
- Laser treatments – laser eye surgery or laser refractive surgery.
- Artificial lens implants.
If you would like to discuss treatment options for Hypermetropia in Wimbledon, book an appointment with our experienced optometrists either by telephone or through the website contact form.