Hyperopia and laser eye surgery explained


Hyperopia is commonly known as farsightedness, means you have clear vision when looking at objects in the distance, but will struggle with seeing things clearly close up. This may include activities such as reading or looking at a computer screen, and if left uncorrected will result in eye strain.

What causes hyperopia?

Hyperopia is an inherited condition that occurs when the shape of the eyeball causes light that enters through the cornea to be reflected beyond the retina rather than on it, resulting in blurry vision up close. This can happen if the cornea is too flat, or the eyeball is too short.

Can LASIK fix farsightedness?

Although farsightedness can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses, there are also laser eye surgery options available to correct it permanently.

This procedure uses a beam of light to reshape the cornea gently, altering how light enters the eye so it can focus on the retina.

How does laser eye surgery work for farsightedness?

Here are some of the laser eye surgery options available to correct farsightedness:

Custom Bladeless LASIK for farsightedness – This can be used to treat hyperopia by using Wavefront Technology to get precise measurements and an analysis of the eyeball to ensure our eye surgeons can work with your unique requirements to successfully correct your vision.

PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) for farsightedness – This is an alternative laser eye surgery option for patients who are not a suitable candidate for LASIK surgery, for example, if you have thin corneas.

LASIK for farsightedness or PRK surgery – San Antonio

If you’re farsighted and are considering laser eye surgery to permanently correct it, why not contact our TLC laser eye center in San Antonio to book a free LASIK consultation and discuss your eligibility and options with one of our highly skilled eye surgeons today?