Longsighted eye has greater difficulty seeing objects at near, more so than at distance. At a young age the eye can compensate or accommodate to adjust focus. As we get older the ability is lost.

Some children can experience eye strain with concentrated near work and may need spectacles to relieve it. As the eye approaches late 30’s however, and early 40’s it can have more pronounced problems adjusting focus both at near and distance, and again spectacles are required to assist with this.


Hyperopia can also be corrected with contact lenses, and recently refractive surgery.