Hyperopia, which is colloquially known as long-sightedness, is caused by a refractive error of the eye in which either the eyeball is too short, or refraction of the eye is too low. Thus, the focal point is behind the retina, rather than on it.
The closer an object is to the eye, the more blurred one sees it. However, individuals who suffer from severe long-sightedness do not see objects clearly, which are close or far away. A person with hyperopia has a positive dioptre count (for example, +4.0 dioptres).
With severe hyperopia or other visual defects, intraocular implants, i.e. lens implants, can also be used:
The appropriate method primarily depends on your dioptre count, and is determined in a personal consultation including preliminary examination.
|up to max. +4 dioptres||Femto-LASIK/LASIK/Phakic Lenses/Lens replacement|
|approx. +5 to +10 dioptres||Phakic Lenses/Lens replacement|