DIFFICULTY SEEINGNEARBY OBJECTS

If you have difficulty focusing on nearby objects,
then it is likely you are long-sighted.
Being long-sighted is also known as hyperopia.

SIGNS YOU MIGHT BE
HYPEROPIC

If you have difficulty focusing on nearby objects then it is likely you are long-sighted.

You might notice you have a problem if you hold your book or a mobile phone at arm's length in order  for it to come into focus better.

Other common symptoms of hyperopia include squinting, eyestrain and headaches.

 

SIGNS YOU MIGHT BE
PRESBYOPIC

Presbyopia, or age-related long-sightedness, is a common problem when people reach their 40s. As the crystalline lens becomes less flexible, you'll find the eye struggles to focus on nearby objects. As the ability to see objects close up deteriorates, an increase in headaches is also a symptom.

 

WHAT IS A 
REFRACTIVE ERROR?

People who can’t focus on nearby objects often suffer from one of two eye conditions: long-sightedness or presbyopia.

Both result from what’s known as a ‘refractive error’. An unusually-shaped eyeball or cornea leads to problems focusing light rays. Instead of bending directly onto the retina, rays focus behind it, making distances appear blurred.

While the two conditions stem from the same refractive error and have similar symptoms, there are some distinct differences. If you suspect you may have a problem, then book an appointment for an eye examination.

 

BOOK AN
EYE TEST

Contact your nearest optometrist