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Farsightedness FAQs

Correcting “Farsightedness” (or Hyperopia)

Farsightedness, clinically called “hyperopia,” is a common vision problem that also affects a large portion of the population, about 25%. The term farsightedness is commonly used because it describes the condition in which people are able to see distant objects more clearly than nearby objects. This should not be confused with presbyopia in which reading nearby objects becomes difficult. This begins to occur naturally in all people around the age of 40 years. Like nearsightedness, farsightedness can also be a hindrance in daily life so many hyperopic patients seek effective ways of correcting hyperopia.

Corrective lenses in the form of glasses and contacts are a common way of correcting farsightedness. Without the assistance of corrective lenses, people with hyperopia tend to have difficulty clearly seeing:

  • Farsightedness is usually caused by an eye that is too short.
  • The irregular shape of the eye causes incoming light rays to focus behind the retina rather than directly on it. As a result, images of near objects appear blurry.

Prescription eyewear is effective for correcting hyperopia because the corrective lens can refocus the incoming light and create clearer images. Unfortunately, glasses and contacts are not permanent solution for correcting farsightedness, since they only work when they are being worn.

Since glasses and contacts can easily be misplaced and cannot be worn during every moment of the day, many people farsightedness seek more advanced solutions for correcting their disorder. Refractive surgery has become a viable option for correcting these.

  • A computer screen
  • A newspaper
  • Both nearby and distant objects

Our Offices are conveniently located in:

Stockton, Lodi, Manteca, Sonora & Jackson


March Lane (Stockton) Medical Offices
1801 E. March Lane, Suite A-160 & C-350
Stockton, CA 95210

Downtown Stockton Medical Office
255 E. Weber Ave., Stockton CA 95202
Stockton, CA 95210

Lodi Medical Office
421 S. Ham Lane
Lodi, CA 95242

Manteca Medical Office
1630 W. Yosemite Ave., Suite 3
Manteca, CA 95337

Sonora Medical Office
14550 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370

Jackson Medical Office
817 Court Street, Suite #10
Jackson, CA 95642

Surgical Center
1801 E. March Lane, Suite C-360
Stockton, CA 95210

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Monday to Thursday
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Stockton March Lane Medical Office

1801 E. March Lane, Suite C-350, Stockton, CA 95210
(209) 951-1178

Downtown Stockton Medical Office

1801 E. March Lane, Suite C-350, Stockton, CA 95210
(209) 951-1178

Lodi Medical Office

421 S. Ham Lane, Suite A, Lodi, CA 95242
(209) 366-0446

Manteca Medical Office

1630 W. Yosemite Ave., Suite 3, Manteca, CA 95337
(209) 239-3880

Zeiter Eye Ambulatory Surgical Center

1801 E. March Lane, Suite C-360, Stockton, CA 95210
(209) 337-2020

Sonora Medical Office

Jackson Medical Office

Vision Services

Refractive Surgery

Cataract Surgery


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