Hypermetropia: causes and symptoms


Hypermetropia is a defect of vision that causes the impossibility for rays of light to be focused on the retina, but behind it. The main cause for this defect is the insufficiente eye lenght.

A lot of people suffer from hypermetropia without even knowing it, because the eye automatically compensate this defect. The continous effort to try to see clean images, can cause migraines that are rarely linked to eye’s problems. Hypermetropia gets noticed only when the eye cannot compensate any longer: vision becomes definitely blurred and people finally book an appointment to be checked out.

People with hypermetropia can focus only far objects, relying onto accomodation, that is the lens contraction performed by the ciliary muscle.

Consequently, this muscle is never at rest: this causes migraines and eye discomforts.Hypermetropia is corrected with converging or positive lenses.

In the section “test your vision”, it is possible to do a hypermetropia test.

It is possible to cure hypermetropia for good using: excimer laser, femtosecond laser, intraocular lenses and intraocular contact lenses. The latest news is the High Tech intraocular lens that can be customized with laser. This hypermetropia surgery has been performed in Milan for the first time by Dr. Badalà in 2010.