Farsightedness – and What We Can Do about It

Many people depend on glasses or contact lenses because of their farsightedness. EuroEyes can correct this vision disorder with different treatment options and make it possible for you to live a life without glasses. 

Farsightedness, also known as Hypermetropia, results in blurry vision when objects are near whereas objects in the distance remain clear. Farsightedness can become a hindrance in life as reading without glasses is getting harder and may cause headaches.

The Difference between Normal Vision and Farsightedness

Normal Vision

Good vision requires a sharp image being produced on the retina at the back of the eye. The optical system (cornea, crystalline lens and vitreous body) of a normal eye diverts light rays in a way so they land exactly in focus at the point of best vision on the retina, the so-called maculaThis diversion of light rays is called refraction. The total power of refraction is expressed in diopters (D). The total refractive power is determined on the basis of the different parts of the optical system. When the total refraction is zero diopters, objects will be sharply focused on the retina.

 

Farsightedness

In a farsighted eye, the incoming light rays are refracted so that the point of focus lies behind the retina. Distant objects may still be seen clearly, because the lens adjusts due to accommodation. However, near objects generally appear blurry. The reason for this refractive error is in most cases that the eye is shorter than a normal eye. The optical correction of farsightedness increases the refractive power of the optical system, moving the focal point forwards onto the retina.

 

Which Method is Right for Me?

Prior to a treatment, a thorough examination and consultation will always take place, in order to determine whether or not the patient is suitable for laser eye treatment. Safety and diagnostics are our absolute priority. If the examination reveals that a patient is not suitable for LASIK treatment, these patients will be offered another solution to correct their refractive error.

 

Eye Laser Procedure to Treat Farsightedness

Also in combination with an Astigmatism

 

Procedure Farsightedness
ee-LASIK/Femto-LASIK up to +3 D1

1 depending on corneal thickness

 

Lens Surgery Procedure in Case of More Severe Farsightedness 

Also in combination with an Astigmatism

 

Procedure Farsightedness
Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)1 from +3 D

1 Patient younger than 40-45 years 

 

Lens Surgery Procedure for Farsightedness in Combination with Presbyopia

Also in combination with an Astigmatism

 

Procedure Farsightedness
Multifocal Lens1 all diopters

1 Patient older than 40-45 years

 

Also within the cataract operation Hypermetropia, astigmatism or presbyopia can be corrected as well.

 
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