Farsightedness is a relatively common eye condition that can affect people of all ages. Many children even have farsightedness and thus may have crossed eyes as a result. The official medical term that eye doctors use to refer to farsightedness is hyperopia but for the sake of simplicity, we’re going to refer to it as farsightedness for most of this article.
There’s no need to overcomplicate a simple condition, after all. There are quite a few symptoms that could present itself as a result of the hyperopia and today we’re going to go through eight of the most common ones. You might be wondering why you’d even need to know about all these symptoms but they can actually help you detect the problem early and thus get more effective treatment.
1. Blurry vision for close objects
The first symptom that you might notice if you’re dealing with farsightedness would be blurry vision that only occurs when you’re trying to look at objects that are close to you. Anything at a distance may seem clear as crystal to your eyes, but once it gets increasingly nearer you start to find the image more blurry.
It’s worth noting that there are many other eye conditions that may make an image blurry, but only farsightedness will cause an image to be blurry or clear depending on the distance. This is why standard eye exams have you read a chart from different distances so that the eye doctor can determine whether or not you’re dealing with farsightedness. This is also very easy to test yourself by having a friend stand near, then close, and seeing which distance appears clearer to you.