Farsightedness, medically known as hyperopia or hypermetropia, is a condition that is the result of the eye's physical inability to focus an image correctly on the retina at the back of the eye. Farsightedness is the result of the eyeball being too short, and/or the lens of the eye not being flexible enough, for proper focus to occur.

Farsightedness causes a person to have little trouble seeing things that are at a distance, but having difficulty seeing things that are close up. This problem is easily corrected through the use of corrective lenses (glasses).

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