• Farsightedness: Hyperopia Treatment

    Written By: Kierstan Boyd
    Reviewed By: Denise Satterfield MD
    Mar. 10, 2014

    Eyeglasses or contact lenses are the most common methods of correcting hyperopia symptoms. They work by refocusing light rays on the retina, compensating for the shape of your eye. They can also help protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) light rays. A special lens coating that screens out UV light is available.

    In other cases, people may choose to correct hyperopia with LASIK or another similar form of refractive surgery. These surgical procedures are used to correct or improve your vision by reshaping the cornea, or front surface of your eye, effectively adjusting your eye's focusing ability.

    There is not adequate scientific evidence to suggest that eye exercises, vitamins or pills can prevent or cure hyperopia.

    There is no best method for correcting hyperopia. The most appropriate correction for you depends on your eyes and your lifestyle. You should discuss your lifestyle with your eye doctor to decide which correction may be most effective for you.