What is farsightedness?
Farsightedness or hyperopia occurs less frequently than nearsightedness. However, a quarter of the population is still farsighted. These people have a shorter eyeball, due to which the light is bundled behind the retina instead of directly on the retina. Ophthalmologists express farsightedness as a positive number, e.g. +2 dioptres. Laser eye surgery for farsightedness allows you to enjoy a sharp near vision again.
The age of 40
Symptoms of farsightedness are often eye-strain headaches and a blurry view. Not all farsighted people wear glasses or lenses. Up until the age of 40, some people subconsciously compensate their farsightedness partially or entirely. Only around their 40s do they start getting problems with their near vision.
Treatments for farsightedness
Laser eye surgery can treat farsightedness by increasing the central curvature of the cornea. In other words: the light is bundled directly on the retina again as the focal point is brought back to the retina. We can treat farsightedness between 0 and +3 dioptres. In combination with astigmatism, we can sometimes treat higher farsightedness.
Refractive lens exchange
Laser eye surgery is not your only option to treat farsightedness. Refractive lens exchange, too, can be very effective, especially in people over the age of 50. This type of surgery is one of the safest and most perfected surgeries within ophthalmology. Refractive lens exchange can also treat higher errors (> +3) compared to laser eye surgery.
An intraocular lens has a certain refractive power, which is precisely determined before the surgery. As the eye test is carried out with a laser, the results are very reliable. During the surgery, we never touch the cornea. If you do not qualify for laser eye surgery, then maybe you do qualify for lens replacement.
We help you choose
Do you want to treat farsightedness with laser eye surgery or refractive lens exchange? Schedule an appointment for a preliminary examination. Together, we will determine the most suitable procedure.