Farsightedness (Hyperopia) (for Parents) – Nemours Kidshealth


What Is Farsightedness?

Farsightedness (hyperopia) is a eyesight problem that makes it difficult to see close by objects plainly.

What Are the Signs & Signs of Farsightedness?

Little ones with farsightedness may possibly have:

  • blurred eyesight
  • eyestrain
  • problems
  • tiredness

Some kids also may possibly:

  • squint
  • rub their eyes a ton
  • clearly show a deficiency of curiosity in looking at

What Causes Farsightedness?

Farsightedness occurs when light that enters the eyes does not bend as it should really. In its place of focusing straight on the retina, the light focuses powering the retina.

Farsightedness can run in families.

How Is Farsightedness Diagnosed?

An eye health practitioner can inform you if your little one is farsighted. They will do a schedule exam that normally contains:

  • asking about signs
  • having a family healthcare heritage
  • examining the eyes
  • executing eyesight assessments

How Is Farsightedness Addressed?

Many kids are farsighted. Some volume of farsightedness can be ordinary dependent on a child’s age. Generally, the affliction will get superior on its possess as kids get older. If it does not, the eye health practitioner will prescribe eyeglasses or call lenses.

How Can Mothers and fathers Enable?

To support acquire treatment of your child’s eyes:

  • Get eyeglasses (or call lenses if advisable). Allow your little one support pick the frames. Plastic frames and polycarbonate lenses are best for young kids.
  • Enable with call lenses. If your little one is outdated adequate and the eye health practitioner thinks contacts are a good alternative, support your little one stick to all guidelines on carrying and cleansing them.
  • Go to stick to-up visits with the eye health practitioner.
  • Call the health practitioner if your little one has new signs, such as eye soreness, problems, crossed eyes, or modifications in eyesight.

Date reviewed: November 2020