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Hyperopia (Long Sightedness) Treatment Sydney

Did you know that millions of people around the world experience difficulty seeing objects up close? This common refractive error is known as hyperopia, and it can affect anyone, regardless of age.

If you find yourself squinting or going cross eyed to read a book or struggling to see things up close, you might be dealing with hyperopia. Vision Clinic Sydney can assist you in effective hyperopia treatment.

Contact us to book a consultation.

What is Hyperopia?

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Hyperopia is a common vision condition, also known as long-sightedness or far-sightedness, where distant objects are easier to see than nearby ones.

This occurs when light entering the eye focuses behind the retina instead of directly on it, causing up-close objects to appear blurry. The result is often needing to wear glasses or corrective lenses to help with close-up tasks.

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Hyperopia is caused by changes to the curve of the eye preventing light from properly focusing on the retina, leading to blurred near vision.

Causes of Hyperopia

Hyperopia is primarily caused by the shape of the eye. The eye’s cornea may have less curvature than normal, or the eyeball itself might be shorter than average. These factors prevent light rays from properly focusing on the retina, leading to blurred near vision.

Symptoms of Hyperopia

Identifying hyperopia isn’t always straightforward, as some individuals might not realize they have it until they experience eye strain or difficulty focusing on close objects. Common symptoms include:

  • Blurry vision when reading or doing close-up tasks.
  • Eye strain and discomfort, especially after extended periods of close work.
  • Headaches, particularly after reading or doing tasks that require near vision.

Risk Factors of Hyperopia

Certain factors can increase the likelihood of developing hyperopia:

  • Genetics: If there’s a history of hyperopia in your family, you might be more prone to developing it.
  • Age: As you age, your risk of hyperopia increases, especially after the age of 40.
  • Health Conditions: Medical conditions like diabetes can contribute to the development of hyperopia.
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Hyperopia is typically characterised by blurry vision of nearby objects.

Treatment for Hyperopia

Hyperopia can be effectively managed through several methods:

  • Eyeglasses: Prescription glasses with convex lenses can help correct the refractive error, allowing you to see nearby objects clearly.
  • Contact Lenses: Similarly, contact lenses designed for hyperopia can provide clear vision without the need for glasses.
  • Refractive Laser Eye Surgery: Procedures like LASIK or PRK can reshape the cornea, correcting the focus of light and reducing or eliminating the need for corrective lenses.
  • Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE): Refractive lens exchange replaces your natural lens with a custom implant, reducing the need for corrective lenses. Multifocal lenses or monovision setups can restore distance and reading vision.
  • PRK or ASLA (Photorefractive Keratectomy): Surface laser ablation modifies corneal shape to enhance focus, especially useful for irregular corneas.
  • ICL (Implantable Contact Lens): A permanent artificial lens customised to your prescription, ideal for those unsuited for laser correction due to thin corneas or high prescriptions. Achieve excellent vision quality with the possibility of reversibility.

Costs of Hyperopia Treatment

Determining the expenses associated with hyperopia treatment is contingent upon the approach chosen and the particulars of your unique condition.

Eyeglasses and contact lenses may involve recurrent costs for adjustments, renewals, and upkeep.

Opting for refractive surgery can offer a more enduring resolution, with expenses varying depending on the specific clinic, surgeon, and technological advancements employed.

At Vision Clinic Sydney, we understand the significance of transparent pricing and are committed to providing you with detailed information about the potential costs involved in your hyperopia treatment journey.

Please contact us directly or book a consultation to find out more about our prices.

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Our experienced ophthalmologist specialises in diagnosing and treating hyperopia, tailoring treatment plans to each patient’s unique needs.

By choosing us, you’re opting for:

  • Expertise: Our skilled team has a wealth of experience in treating hyperopia and other vision conditions.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: We utilize the latest advancements in vision correction technology to provide the best possible outcomes.
  • Personalised Care: We believe in individualized treatment plans, ensuring that your specific concerns and preferences are addressed.

Don’t let hyperopia hold you back from enjoying clear vision and a better quality of life. Contact Vision Clinic Sydney today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam and take the first step toward improved vision.

Clear vision is within your reach, and our team is here to guide you every step of the way.

Meet Dr Kumar

Dr Nikhil Kumar has a long-standing admiration for the complexities of the eye, leading him to pursue ophthalmology as a specialty. He was awarded a degree in Medicine from the University of Newcastle in 1998 and went on to finish his specialised training in ophthalmology at the Sydney Eye Hospital in 2008. He has further subspecialist cornea training and has performed thousands of pterygium surgeries.

His area of expertise includes cataract surgery, refractive surgery, corneal transplantation, pterygium removal, keratoconus management and laser vision correction.

How to book an appointment

For the initial visit, you will need to provide a referral letter from your primary care physician or eye specialist in order to qualify for a Medicare rebate for the consultation and any tests/procedures done at the clinic.

If you do not have a referral letter, you can still be seen at the practice, but you will not be able to claim a Medicare rebate.

You can download the referral PDF form or submit it online.

Please bring:

  • Any prescription glasses that you wear
  • Sunglasses or a hat as your eyes may be dilated during the consultation, resulting in possible sensitivity to light and blurred vision. You may not be able to read or drive for 4 hours after your appointment.
  • A list of current medications and details of your medical history
  • Your Medicare card, private health fund card and pension card if you have them.

Our location in Sydney

We are located in the central business district of Sydney in New South Wales. Our physical address is Level 6, Suite 605, 229 Macquarie St., Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.


Below you can find our most frequently asked questions:

The most suitable treatment for hyperopia depends on individual factors. Eyeglasses and contact lenses are commonly used to correct hyperopia, providing clear vision for near objects. Refractive surgery, such as LASIK surgery, can offer a more permanent solution by reshaping the cornea.

Yes, hyperopia can be corrected. Eyeglasses, contact lenses, and refractive surgeries are effective methods to address hyperopia and improve your vision for both near and distant objects.

While there aren’t proven natural remedies to completely reverse hyperopia, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals, can support overall eye health. However, for significant vision improvement, corrective eyewear or medical interventions are typically necessary.

Wearing glasses or contact lenses for hyperopia is recommended, especially when engaging in activities that require clear vision. Your eye care professional will guide you on when and how frequently to wear your glasses based on your specific needs, ensuring comfortable and optimized vision.

This information is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. It is aimed at presenting a perspective only and is not a substitute for a prescription. Anyone experiencing a medical condition should consult their doctor.
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