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Vision Impairment Farsightedness Overview

Another name for Vision Impairment Farsightedness is Farsightedness.

What is farsightedness?
A person with farsightedness can focus clearly on distant objects, but cannot focus on close objects. Farsightedness is usually present at birth. Some children outgrow farsightedness as the eye changes. Farsightedness is completely corrected with eyeglasses or contacts. Farsightedness is often confused with presbyopia, which is the gradual loss of near vision that occurs with aging.

What are the symptoms of farsightedness?
Symptoms of farsightedness include difficulty seeing close objects. Other symptoms include blurry vision, eye strain, and headaches.

How does the doctor treat farsightedness?
Treatment for farsightedness may include corrective lenses and eye surgery such as LASIK and conductive keratoplasty.

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Last Updated: Feb 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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