A vision condition in which nearby objects are blurry.
Hyperopia is a common vision condition in adults.
People with hyperopia must squint to see nearby objects. Reading, writing, computer work, or drawing for long periods of time may cause eye strain and headache.
Treatment options include eyeglasses, contact lenses, and surgery such as LASIK.

Very common
More than 3 million US cases per year
Treatable by a medical professional
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging not required
Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong

Symptoms

Requires a medical diagnosis
People with hyperopia must squint to see nearby objects. Reading, writing, computer work, or drawing for long periods of time may cause eye strain and headache.

People may experience:
Visual: blurred vision, vision disorder, or distorted vision

Eyes: eye strain or squinting

Treatment consists of devices

Treatment options include eyeglasses, contact lenses, and surgery such as LASIK.

Devices
Glasses and Contact lenses

Medical procedure

LASIK

Specialists

Optometrist
Diagnoses and treats vision changes.

Ophthalmologist
Specializes in eye diseases.