Gill Eye Care

Dr. Teri Gill Butler, O.D. 2711 W. Kingshighway STE 4, Pargould AR 72450 - P: 870-236-9371



Farsightedness, or hyperopia, as it is medically termed, is a vision condition in which distant

objects are usually seen clearly, but close ones do not come into proper focus. Farsightedness

occurs if your eyeball is too short or the cornea has too little curvature, so light entering your eye

is not focused correctly.

Common signs of farsightedness include difficulty in concentrating and maintaining a clear focus

on near objects, eye strain, fatigue and/or headaches after close work, aching or burning eyes,

irritability or nervousness after sustained concentration.

Common vision screenings, often done in schools, are generally ineffective in detecting

farsightedness. A comprehensive optometric examination will include testing for farsightedness.

In mild cases of farsightedness, your eyes may be able to compensate without corrective lenses.

In other cases, your optometrist can prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses to optically correct

farsightedness by altering the way the light enters your eyes.