Nearsighted vs. Farsighted

 Nearsighted vs. Farsighted refers to vision conditions wherein a person has difficulty seeing objects that are at a distance or close to them. Both have several treatment options. Nearsighted vs. Farsighted have varying symptoms as well. Nearsightedness is also called myopia and a person can clearly see objects near them but those that are far will look blurry. This conditions results from the elongated eyeball or overly curved cornea.

Farsightedness, also known as hyperopia means that an individual could see clearly distant objects but not those that are close to them. The conditions results from the eyeball that is too short or the cornea that is not curved sufficiently. Nearsightedness could be treated with corrective lenses like contact lenses or eyeglasses. Another option is refractive surgery wherein the cornea is reshaped. Farsightedness could be treated with contact lenses or eyeglasses as well. Surgery is another option for treatment as is CK or conductive keratoplasty that utilizes radiofrequency energy in applying heat to small spots around the cornea.

Research supports that nearsightedness is hereditary and is also influenced by the stress of a lot of close work. Moreover, research supports that farsightedness is also hereditary, thus a person with one or two parents who has this condition will likely be farsighted as well.