What is Hypermetropia?

Also commonly known as long sightedness. It is often mistaken for the need of reading glasses (See Presbyopia).

Hypermetropia is when your eye is slightly smaller than average. This means that your eye cannot bend light quick enough on to the retina for perfect vision. Nearby objects will appear blurry, but as the object movers further away from the eye your vision will become clearer.


Hypermetropia can be corrected with either contact lenses or glasses. You can talk with one of our opticians to discuss the best option for you.

On your prescription card, this will be signified under the section entitled SPH with a + symbol.