Someone with hyperopia can see well close-up and at a distance, but has to make a constant effort to do so. Which can provoke headache.
An eye that’s too short
In the case of hyperopia, the eye is too short meaning the distance between the cornea and the retina is insufficient. Consequently, the image of an object forms behind the retina. A person with low hyperopia therefore can only see by constantly adjusting and accommodating their view.
Hyperopia symptoms: feeling of eye strain
Late afternoon headaches, loss of concentration or intermittent squinting… hyperopia usually results in a feeling of eye strain.
Hyperopia solutions: convex lenses
Hyperopia is corrected with a convex lens – one that’s thin on the edge and thicker at the center. This lens is designed to bring the image onto the retina and restore good near vision. The higher the hyperopia, the heavier and thicker at the center the lens will be.