Hyperopia occurs when your eye is not deep enough compared to the corneal curvature (focusing power) or when the cornea is not curved enough, resulting in the light focusing at the back of the retina.

For younger people, hyperopic eyes are able to self-focus by making use of the zoom intended for reading, compensating for distance blur. As you get older, this zooming ability gets less strong, near vision becomes blurry first, before it affects far vision as well

Therefore, people suffering from hyperopia often require reading glasses before their 40’s. They also need glasses to see far (bifocal glasses) later in life.

For  younger people many hyperopic eyes are able to self-focus by making use of the “zoom” intended for reading, compensating for distance blur. As you get older, this “zoom” gets less strong, near vision becomes blurry and after that distance vision ends up blurred as well.

Therefore, people with hyperopia often require reading glasses before their 40’s.

Laser eye surgery is capable of correcting this by altering the shape of the cornea so that its focusing power equals the length of the eye.

Hyperopia can be treated with Eye Laser Surgery

We can now treat hyperopia with eye laser surgery by altering the shape of the cornea so that the focusing power is equivalent to the length of the eyeball. (see presbyopia below)