Farsightedness (hyperopia) is a common vision condition in which you can see distant objects clearly, but objects nearby may be blurry.

The degree of your farsightedness determines your focusing ability. People with severe farsightedness may see clearly only objects a great distance away, while those with mild farsightedness may be able to clearly see objects that are closer.

Farsightedness usually is present at birth and tends to run in families. You can easily correct this condition with eyeglasses or contact lenses. Another treatment option is surgery.

Please schedule an appointment with your local Palm Beach Eye Center. With convenient locations located in Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and Wellington  the best in South Florida eye care is never far. Dr. Wallshein is a board certified ophthalmologist who trained at Boston University School of Medicine where he received his medical degree and leads one of Florida’s top teams in eye care.