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Farsightedness

Introduction

About 1 in 4 people in the U.S. have hyperopia or farsightedness, but fortunately there are more ways to correct this eye disorder than ever before.

People with hyperopia or farsightedness have difficulty focusing on objects close up, such as print in a book. More severe hyperopia would also cause problems with seeing objects in the distance clearly, such as highway signs.

The occurrence of hyperopia increases with age; At least half of all persons over the age of 65 have some degree of farsightedness.

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