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Farsightedness or Hyperopia is largely an inherited condition caused by inability of the eye to become round enough to cause a clear image. It is also called hypermetropia or long sightedness. Typically crossed eyes, blurred vision of close objects and eye strain are symptoms of hyperopia in children. Objects at distance can be seen clearly while those in near range appear blurred. Refraction test, visual acuity and retinal examination help diagnose farsightedness. Corrective glasses or contact lens help correct this problem. People with hyperopia can experience blurred vision, asthenopia, accommodative dysfunction, binocular dysfunction, amblyopia, and strabismus. Nearby objects may appear blurred. Regular eye tests are recommended for all persons, especially those with high risk of eye diseases like glaucoma or those who have high hereditary factors.

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