I am “farsighted.” What does it mean?
The correct term for your visual condition is hyperopia. This is not an eye disease, but a refractive error, which means the eye does not bend light properly to see images clearly. Near objects are blurry, while distant objects are seen clearly (hence the term “farsighted”). Hyperopia may be corrected with a variety of Near Vision Correction options including: laser surgery, refractive lens exchange, contact lenses, or eyeglasses from a refractive specialist.