Hyperopia is the refractive error of the eye, in which a parallel beam entering the eye does not focus on the retina but meets it before it even forms a focus. Thus each point of an object is reflected in the retina as a circle of confusion and the object appears blurred. The hypermetropic eye can see clearly neither distant nor near objects.
The diagnosis of hyperopia is made by an ophthalmological examination, which is performed by an ophthalmologist.
Hyperopia can be corrected by:
- Glasses with positive spherical lenses
- Soft or semi-hard contact lenses
- Refractive surgery using Laser