Nearsighted vs. Farsighted

 Being nearsighted is different from being farsighted. Nearsightedness is known as myopia while farsightedness is called hyperopia. Nearsighted vs. Farsighted are eye problems that affect millions of people around the world.

A person who is nearsighted sees distant images in a blur since the image is focused in the front of the retina, caused by the eye being too long. A person who is farsighted sees images that are nearby are blurred because the image is focused behind the retina, caused by the eye being too short or a flat cornea. There are times when vision problems are not apparent, particularly in children. Nevertheless, a person struggling with nearsightedness or farsightedness, it could affect all aspects of his or her life.

Driving is not a problem with farsighted people since they could see signs along the highway easily. They have no trouble ordering at a fast food restaurant since they could easily see the menu up on the wall behind the counter. On the other hand, farsighted people find it difficult to read a printed map and will have a hard time reading the menu handed to them on a restaurant.  Nearsighted people have no problems opening a menu books and reading the choices and could read a map easily. On the other hand, they could may not see clearly the person across the table, or have difficulty reading road signs while driving.