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A South Bay Optometrist Recently Defined Hyperopia or Farsightedness

Michael Hansen, a South Bay optometrist, defines Hyperopia in his most recent blog post. He gives details about the causes, the symptoms, and the treatments that are available for this condition.

 
PRLog - Mar. 26, 2014 - TORRANCE, Calif. -- TORRANCE, CA – March, 25, 2014 – Michael Hansen, a south bay optometrist at Advanced Eyecare Center, sees many patients who suffer from Hyperopia.  Hyperopia is also known as farsightedness.  This means that patients with Hyperopia have trouble seeing objects that are closest to them.  Hansen explains, “For people who suffer from hyperopia, the light converges behind the retina – or would converge if it had enough space to do so. The light therefore reaches the retina without being properly focused, resulting in blurry images.  Hyperopia has the opposed effect of myopia, where the image is formed in front of the retina.”

Hansen believes that in order to understand Hyperopia completely one must understand how the eye works.  He says, “As you know, the eye is an organ which allows our brain to perceive and interpret visual information. The eye itself is made of two different chambers and the vitreous body. The first chamber lies between the cornea, the transparent membrane that covers the front of the eye, and the iris.”  He then explains, “The second chamber within the eye is bordered by the iris and the intraocular lens, a flexible structure suspended by ligaments, which changes its shape depending on how far is the object you are focusing on.”

Hyperopia is an extremely common vision problem, In fact, “Statistic data of the National Eye Institute shows that between 5% and 10% of all Americans have Hyperopia,” says Hansen.  He then talks about the treatment of Hyperopia.  He says, “Hyperopia is easy to resolve. Although there are people who decide to use surgery to correct their vision, the most popular treatment for this affection is that of using corrective glasses or contact lenses.”

Although Hyperopia is easy to resolve and very common, it can affect the sufferer’s everyday life.  Michael Hansen, a south bay optometrist, explains (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag7U4CNKR6w), “This condition can be annoying when performing every day activities which require being close to the object of your focus – such as reading or sewing, but there are also a number of professions where being farsighted can decrease the quality of your work. Furthermore, beside the visual impediment, it is quite likely that you will experience headaches because of the efforts to which you are unconsciously subjecting your eyes in order to get a clearer image of what you are focusing on.”

To learn more about this topic please visit:

http://advancedeyecarecenter.net/blog/industry-news/Hyper...

About Advanced Eyecare Center

Advanced Eyecare Center is a full service optometry clinic that serves the South Bay Area. Whether you're from El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, or any of the neighboring areas, we are dedicated to serve you and your family with individualized care through our thorough eye wellness exams.  Please visit http://advancedeyecarecenter.net/ for more information.

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