Garland Family Eye Care

Dr. Brad Wemhoener

​Hyperopia - Farsightedness

Hyperopia is a focusing condition of the eye more commonly known as farsightedness. 

Farsighted patients typically have corneas (the clear dome on the front of the eye) that are too flatly curved or they have eyeballs that are too short.

Light entering the eye of a hyperopic patient focuses behind the retina.


The need for glasses or contacts with a hyperopic patient depends on the severity of the measurement. All hyperopic conditions worsen with age.