Farsightedness is the ability to see far away objects clearly, but an inability to see objects close up. Farsightedness can be genetic and run in families, or develop later on in life. A simple refraction for eyeglasses or contact lenses can help cure farsightedness. Depending on the level of vision correction needed, patients may be a candidate for LASIK surgery, which can completely eradicate the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Symptoms of farsightedness include seeing nearby objects as blurry, squinting, eyestrain, eye discomfort, and headache. Those performing close tasks such as writing, reading and computer work may also notice eyestrain and aching around the eyes. If your vision begins detracting from your ability to enjoy activities, you may want to visit our offices for eye care in San Francisco CA. We will determine to what extent your farsightedness has progressed and create a prescription that is tailored to your eyes and that can correct your vision. Adults should have an eye exam every two to four years after a baseline eye exam at age 40. After age 55 they should begin having exams every 1 to 3 years.
Eye care in San Francisco CA should be done more often if the patient is at risk for glaucoma or other eye diseases. After age 40 visits should increase to every 2 to 4 years. Those who wear glasses or contacts should have eyes checked every year. Blurry vision may indicate the need for a prescription change. Kids should have exams when they’re an infant and again before entering school. Routine eye exams should be an important part of a child’s health care regimen. After entering school kids should have their eyes checked once a year still, as school exams can differ from that of the exams performed at a certified doctor’s office.