Hyperopia is usually treated with the help of corrective lenses, which could be in the form of prescription glasses or contact lenses. Depending on the extent of farsightedness, you may have to wear these all the time or only when doing or watching something in close range, for example when reading or working on a computer. In young children, no treatment may be prescribed at first as the eyes’ lenses can adjust naturally as one grows. For older people, however, with less flexible lenses, prescription lenses will be required.
Refractive surgery, which may be laser-assisted (LASIK) may also be recommended as a treatment option if you wish to avoid wearing glasses or contact lenses. There may be complications of these procedures, such as incorrect correction of your problem or visual side effects, such as starburst. You must discuss all possible risks in detail with your doctor prior to the procedure.