Many people who have vision conditions suffer from either nearsightedness or farsightedness. Farsightedness, also known as hyperopia, is an eye condition in which the patient can see distant, far away objects clearly, but not close up. Objects closer to the person’s field of vision may be blurry. Our Oakwood NY eye doctor at The Vision Gallery, Ltd. will discuss the best treatment options for you during a comprehensive eye exam.
The extent of farsightedness that each person suffers depends on the individual. Usually, it is gauged by the ability to focus. If the farsightedness is severe, the individual may see close objects less clearly than distant ones. If the condition is merely mild, the individual may see close objects more clearly. The condition tends to be genetic and runs in families. Most people who suffer from it have had it since birth, although this isn’t always the case. An individual can find their eyes have slowly gotten worse over time, and they may need vision correction where once they did not need it. The condition is very easily corrected with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Diagnosis and treatment for this problem is fairly straightforward. Our Oakwood NY eye doctor will perform a comprehensive vision exam, at which point the eyes will be tested as well as for conditions such as glaucoma, and the cornea examined. Should farsightedness be present, we will then create a prescription for eyeglasses and/or contact lenses.
At The Vision Gallery, Ltd. we carry a wide range of designer frames and sunglasses so that our patients can find something that fits their lifestyle. Wearing glasses is a unique and personal process, because everyone has their own style. Our professional consultants can help you find something that fits you, and if you’re looking for something our Oakwood NY eye doctor offices doesn’t carry, we’ll order it for you and have it at our offices within the week. We also carry a full line of brand name contact lenses for those who wish to wear them in conjunction with their glasses, or in place of them. Ask our optometrist for the right fit and go home today with a new pair.