Hyperopia (Farsightedness) : Causes, Symptoms and Treatments in Addis Ababa

Request this service

hyperopia eye condition explained

Looking for hyperopia treatment in Addis Ababa for problems of seeing things near you? We can help. At Addis Ababa eye clinic, we offer professional, safe and effective myopia treatments trailed for improving your eyesight

Related : Eye clinic in Addis Ababa


Eye disease is impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning of the organ of sight.

One of that causes of eye disses is Farsightedness (hyperopia). With normal vision, an image is sharply focused onto the surface of the retina. In farsightedness (hyperopia), your cornea doesn’t refract light properly, so the point of focus falls behind the retina. This makes close-up objects appear blurry.

Visit Addis Ababa Eye Clinic to get treated quickly if you get any symptoms of hyperopia.

What is hyperopia?

hyperopia eye condition explainedFarsightedness (hyperopia) is a common vision condition in which you can see distant objects clearly, but objects nearby may be blurry. The degree of your farsightedness influences your focusing ability. You may have blurry vision, get headaches or squint a lot. An eye specialist can conduct simple, painless eye tests to identify it.

What are the symptoms of hyperopia?

Some farsighted people may not notice any problems with their vision. But if the eye muscles have to work harder, you may develop symptoms such as:

  • Blurry vision, especially when looking at things that are close.
  • You need to squint to see clearly
  • You have eyestrain, including burning eyes, and aching in or around the eyes
  • You have general eye discomfort or a headache after doing close tasks, such as reading, writing, computer work or drawing, for a time
  • Difficulty reading.
  • Dull pain in the eye.
  • Headaches.


Causes of hyperopia

A farsighted eye does not refract (bend) light properly. It under-focuses the light and forms an incomplete image on the retina. When that happens, you can’t see clearly.

To understand this, it helps to consider how normal vision works (see illustration).

  1. Light enters the eye.
  2. Light refracts as it passes through two parts. First comes the cornea, the covering at the front of the eye. Then comes the lens, a clear piece that focuses the light deeper into the eye.
  3. The light forms a focused point onto the retina, a thin layer of tissue at the back of the eye
  4. The retina sends information to the brain.
  5. The brain translates the messages into images.

Farsightedness is a problem with that second step, refraction. Refractive problems may occur because:

  • The eyeball is too short.
  • The cornea is too flat.
  • The lens is getting older.

Hyperopia treatment options at Addis Ababa Eye Clinic

Eyeglasses: The lenses in eyeglasses provide a simple way to correct farsightedness. They do so by changing the way light focuses on your retina. How farsighted you are will determine what type of lenses you need and how often you should wear them.

Contact lenses:  they work like eyeglasses, correcting the way light bends. But contact lenses are small and sit directly on the surface of the eyeball. They’re generally safe and comfortable, and often more convenient. You may run into issues that prevent you from wearing them, though. These challenges include dry eyes, allergies and repeat eye infections.


Farsightedness (hyperopia) is a vision issue where an image is sharply focused onto the surface of the retina. The degree of your farsightedness influences your focusing ability. You may have blurry vision, get headaches or squint a lot.

Note that It is important to visit an eye specialist if you have any eye pain, itching, or discomfort as it could be a symptom of a serious condition. It is also medically advisable to visit the eye clinic for a cheek up to preserve and also look out for serious issues earlier before they get worse.

Looking for a treatment for farsightedness ? Consult our Eye specialists in Addis Ababa to treat you with the highest standards. 

Need help urgently ?

Fill out this form to request a service