The Difference Between Farsightedness and Nearsightedness

The Difference Between Farsightedness and NearsightednessIf you’re new to the world of vision troubles and have just been diagnosed as being either farsighted or nearsighted, you’ve probably got some questions about what your diagnosis means and what the differences are between the two conditions.

It can be difficult to know what questions to ask your eye doctor when you receive a diagnosis like this. Hopefully, the information in this blog will give you a place to start in your search for answers.

The terms farsightedness and nearsightedness, or hyperopia and myopia, are confusing in and of themselves.

Does farsighted mean you’re really skilled at seeing things far away? Does being nearsighted mean you’re an excellent reader?

Not exactly.

Today we’ll discuss what, exactly, these conditions are in addition to explaining the difference between farsightedness and nearsightedness.

What is Farsightedness?

Though you may think that having farsightedness, or hyperopia, means that you can see far away, it actually means that it’s difficult to see things that are close.

The light falls behind the retina instead of on it.

Folks suffering from farsightedness can see distant objects well but focusing on a book or map is difficult. Up-close objects appear blurry.

Farsightedness is caused by a problem in the eye such as a lens that just isn’t round enough or an eyeball that is too short. As farsightedness is usually caused by an imperfect eye, the root cause is typically ascribed to genetics, though sinus infections, injuries and migraines have all been linked with hyperopia.

Farsightedness is usually treated with corrective lenses and is a risk factor for both glaucoma and crossed eyes.

However, did you know farsightedness can be improved naturally with eye vitamins, like those found in our Ocu-Plus Formula? Containing 17 of the most essential vitamins, minerals, and herbs for vision health, the daily supplement will strengthen your vision and help to prevent more serious vision problems in the future.

If you are already having vision problems there is an even greater chance that you will develop more serious vision problems as you age. Check out the best eye vitamins to treat farsightedness.

What is Nearsightedness?

Nearsightedness does not mean that you’re able to see things that are near really well.

Nearsightedness, or myopia (or shortsightedness), actually means that seeing things at a distance is difficult for you. You may be able to read books with no problem but street signs that are far away appear blurry to you.

Nearsightedness is caused by light not falling directly on your eye’s retina but in front of it. Myopia can be caused by a number of factors from genetic malformations to pharmaceuticals, aging and cataracts.

Nearsightedness is usually treated with corrective lenses and sometimes LASIK surgery. But just like farsightedness, nearsightedness can be improved naturally with eye vitamins.

No matter what your age is at the moment, these eye vitamins can help you to improve your vision. Corrective lenses only correct the symptoms while you are wearing them, vitamins can improve the way your eyes work so that you can correct the problem not the symptoms.

How do Farsightedness and Nearsightedness Differ?

Farsightedness and nearsightedness are both conditions that affect our eyes’ ability to see objects clearly. With farsightedness, the light falls behind the retina and with nearsightedness, the light falls in front of the retina.

While farsightedness makes it difficult to see objects that are close-up, nearsightedness makes it difficult to see objects from a distance. Farsightedness is caused by an imperfection in the eye and is usually genetic. Nearsightedness can be caused by any number of factors and has many different degrees of severity.

How are Farsightedness and Nearsightedness the Same?

Both hyperopia and myopia are possible to improve with eye vitamins that strengthen the muscles and help your eyes to focus properly over time. When people were diagnosed with either farsightedness or nearsightedness in the past, it was understood that they would need to wear corrective lenses.

The problem with this is that the name is deceiving, the lenses do not actually correct the problem with your vision. When you take the glasses off or the contacts out, the problem still remains.

Research into methods that will actually correct the vision problems in the eye itself, are a more recent development. Many studies have been done on the effectiveness a healthy diet in correcting or strengthening the eyes to function correctly. Not surprisingly, it is proven over and over again that people will see significant improvements in their vision just by eating well and exercising.

Many of our customers have reported good results with the vitamins that we provide. We do have to warn you that the Ocu-Plus Formula is not an overnight cure for vision problems. As with any other eye vitamin supplement, it takes time to see noticeable improvements. But, once you start seeing the improvements, they’ll make a world of difference.

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About Orlin Sorensen

My vision started to get blurry as a young teenager. Soon I was wearing glasses for just about everything. This was a hard blow for me because I had always dreamed of becoming a U.S. Navy fighter pilot which required perfect vision without glasses or surgery. But I wasn't ready to give up on my dreams, so I looked into every possible alternative which led me to eye exercises. Through daily vision training and eye exercises, I improved my vision from 20/85 to 20/20 and passed the Navy's visual acuity test. In fact Men's Health declared this one of the "Greatest Comebacks of All Time!" Now, I'm sharing exactly how I did it with the program that helped me so people like you can improve your vision safely and naturally, without glasses, contacts or laser surgery.

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  1. Anonymous #

    Very informative!

  2. Mikel M. Louder #

    What do they consider it, when you don’t see small things clearly regardless of the distance? Close or far, if something is small, I cannot see it clearly. Obviously it seems to be farsightedness, because books, maps, magazines newspapers are small print. I can’t read road signs that are small either (ie street corner signs with street names).

    Going by the backwardness of eyesightedness, I’d call myself largesighted or having largesightedness.

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