How Bad is Your Farsightedness? Let’s Figure It Out For You!

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How Bad is Your Farsightedness? Let’s Figure It Out For You!

Usually, being far-sighted means seeing what the future might hold and planning for it. But, in medical terms, it means you cannot clearly see things/objects near you.

If you belong to the former, you have nothing to worry about, but the latter might be a bother in your life. Jokes apart, let’s understand farsightedness, the refractive issue.

What is farsightedness?

With farsightedness (hyperopia), a common eye problem , you may be able to see faraway objects well but have a hazy vision of nearer objects.

What causes farsightedness?

Several factors come into play when it comes to the causes of farsightedness. You might have too short eyeballs, or your cornea could be abnormally shaped, causing the light entering the eye to fall behind the retina instead of right on it. This is what makes it hard to see nearby objects clearly.

Farsightedness is also an age-related condition. 80% of the adult population experience hyperopia between ages 45 to 55. The eye lens’ ability to change shape is hampered with age making it harder to focus on nearby objects.

How is farsightedness diagnosed?

Doctors use various instruments to diagnose farsightedness. A thorough eye exam or refraction assessment is crucial to determine if you have presbyopia.

Levels of farsightedness

The doctors measure your optical power in diopters (D). This standard unit defines the level of your farsightedness as follows:


This is when the measurements are less than +2.00D.


When the scores are between +2.25 and +5.00, it depicts that your farsightedness is moderate.

Severe/extreme farsightedness

This happens when the measurement is +5.25 and beyond

You can visit Planet LASIK to get an eye examination for exact diagnosis.

Farsightedness Treatment Options

Reading glasses

The glasses refract the light properly before it enters your eyes, allowing you to see more clearly. The power of your spectacles depends on the level of farsightedness measured.

Even though glasses are the most common way to deal with refractive errors, they come with their own set of hassles. They tend to get a little uncomfortable at times, fog up due to the weather or while wearing masks & are an annoyance while lying down and watching/reading something……the list is endless!

Contact lenses

They work in the same way as glasses by bending the light properly. The only difference is that they sit directly on the eye lenses.

Compared to eyeglasses, contacts eliminate a few discomforts, like the fear of losing your glasses and having something on your nose all the time. However, they, too, have certain limitations. Lenses are hard to wear, have a relatively higher risk of infection, and can dry up your eyes.

Refractive surgeries

As good as glasses and lenses are, they make life a bit difficult. So , what is the solution? The most suitable solution is getting refractive surgery for farsightedness.

These laser-based surgeries correct the refractive error, removing your dependency on glasses or contact lenses for life!

The following options are suitable for treating presbyopia or farsightedness.


The most common refractive surgery will let you see more clearly within minutes. While conducting LASIK for farsightedness, the doctor will create a flap, push it aside, remove some underlying tissue, and finally place the flap back.

The entire process is quick, painless and very safe!

PRK (Photorefractive keratectomy)

If you have dry eyes and/or thin corneas, doctors might not recommend a LASIK procedure for you. In that case, PRK (Photorefractive keratectomy) is the ideal choice. The procedure uses ultraviolet light (excimer laser) to reshape the cornea to refract light properly onto the retina and produce a clear image.

This surgery will correct your vision in no time, and you won’t even feel any pain!

ICL (Implantable collamer lens)

Another alternative to LASIK surgery is ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens). As the name suggests, in this procedure, the doctor permanently implants an artificial lens over your eye, enhancing your vision.

Compared to standard contact lenses, ICL is less likely to cause dryness in your eyes while correcting your vision through a quick and safe procedure.

At Planet LASIK, you can get advanced refractive surgeries done within minutes using next-gen technology! Our experts will assess your eyes and recommend the best treatment for you.

So, don’t wait! Book an appointment NOW!

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