How ophthalmologist diagnosed farsightedness?
The ophthalmologist will check visual acuity for distance vision and near, and controls the exact degree of hyperopia using a device called a refractometer, which lets you know the type and degree of farsightedness that have each. This allows the ophthalmologist to prescribe corrective lenses adapted to each case.
The ophthalmologist also look for possible associated anomalies (strabismus, risk of acute glaucoma).What you should pay special attention to?
- In children, any deviation from intermittent or permanent eye (strabismus), or any family history of strabismus, recommend a consultation with an ophthalmologist to diagnose and treat as soon as possible hyperopia. Treatment is most effective the sooner it is established, and if not done soon, there is a risk that one eye does not develop properly and end up having poor vision (amblyopia) permanent.
- In the adult, if the vision deteriorates need to check that the corrective lenses are well adapted to vision.
credit to: Dr. Ignacio Jáuregui Presa, Dr. Michel Maille