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Vision defects


What is hyperopia?

Hyperopia is mainly caused by the eye being "too short", meaning the distance between the cornea and the retina is not great enough. In such cases, the image forms just behind the retina, which means a hyperopic sees things better far away than close up.

Clear vision can only be achieved using forced accommodation which can be tiring in the long term. This problem is therefore generally accompanied by a feeling of eye fatigue.

Correcting hyperopia

There are three levels of hyperopia:
  • mild from 0 to 2 diopters;
  • moderate between 2 and 6 diopters;
  • high between 6 and about 20 diopters.
A diopter is a unit used to describe problems with eyesight and the lens used to correct them.

Hyperopia is corrected by using a convergent lens (thin at the edge and thicker at the center). This lens, also known as a positive or convex lens, is designed to refocus the image on the retina and restore near vision.

The higher the hyperopia the heavier and thicker at the center the lens will be.
Solutions for your hyperopia

Recent advances mean we can offer you flat lenses, which are very light and thin in the center. Gone are the days of thick and heavy lenses: you will wear your glasses with pleasure and comfort.

For mild and moderate hyperopias:

Are you presbyopic and hyperopic?
The best solution for your eyes is Varilux® progressive lenses from Essilor.
They correct your hyperopia and allow you to enjoy all activities by giving you perfect eyesight at all distances, near and far.

Find out more about Essilor lenses
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