If the eye globe is smaller than normal, the rays of light meet behind the retina. For this reason, the objects in proximity are not clearly seen, in a high degree of hyperopia, nor those at a distance.

Normal eye Eye with hyperopia


As with astigmatism and myopia it is necessary for clear vision to use contact lenses or glasses. Hyperopia can be corrected by using laser beams (LASIK, PRK )

Characteristic of hyperopia is the appearance of presbyopia at a younger age than in emmetropics (“normal”).