Hyperopia, more commonly called farsightedness, affects one in every four Americans and is identified as the inability to clearly see objects or images that are nearby. In most cases, those with farsightedness see well from a distance and have no issues reading street signs while driving but may not be able to clearly read text messages on their phone or a menu at a restaurant. While hyperopia decreases a patients ability to see clearly up close, it can also cause an array of uncomfortable symptoms that work together to decrease your overall quality of life. At ART Vision, led by board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Alison Tendler, our team works to diagnose and treat farsightedness, giving our patients the confidence to live their best lives.
"Dr. Allison Tendler and the staff at Art Vision are THE BEST. Their approach to patient care is refreshing. They listen to me at every appointment. They discuss treatment options and are sincere in their concern for my eye health. Their facility is amazing. Everyone single member of the staff has taken the time to get to know me and greets me by name when I walk in. Dr. Tendler is an expert and has walked me through every step of the way. From someone who was scared to death of having anything done with my eyes to being given the gift of sight - Art Vision is a world class organization and we are lucky to have them here in Sioux Falls."- M.H. / Google / Feb 14, 2020
"I was very happy and well-pleased with the excellent job Dr. Tendler did on repairing my drooping eyelids. She is very caring and concerned about her patients. I enjoyed meeting her and am very happy with the work she did for me. Being able to see with wide open eyes, and no eyelashes blocking my vision is great. I didn't realize what a difference the surgery would make."- K.D. / Healthgrades / Apr 25, 2017
"Amazing Care! - Dr. Tendler was kind and considerate. She even called my home number after surgery to see how I was doing. I don't think anyone could find a more caring doctor or facility."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jun 16, 2016
"Dr. Alison Tendler gave me the gift of sight back! Without her help I would be completely blind today. For many years my sight was deteriorating. I had tried new eyeglasses with different prescriptions but noting seemed to help with my vision issues. My optometrist Dr. Alan Jones referred me to Dr. Tendler. January of 2010 Dr. Tendler did a cornea cell transplant on my left eye. I was 55 at the time. I was scared what if it didn't work and I was blind in my left eye. Several days later I was at my business sitting in my office when I looked up and realized that I was able to see and read a sign that was across the road over 400 feet away. Dr. Tendler recommended that I do the surgery on my other eye and I agreed with her. Today my vision in both eyes is 20/20. Thank you Dr. Alison Tendler you gave me my eyesight back. I am forever grateful. I highly recommend Dr. Alison Tendler!"- L.J. / Office Visit / Mar 22, 2021
"8 months later I am thrilled by my refractive cataract surgery. I had both eyes done and within days of my surgeries being completed, I was amazed by how clearly I could see. By adding the refractive lenses, I am now able to read without the aid of glasses. As an avid golfer, I initially went in since I could not see the golf ball at a distance as it traveled and landed. I not only have my distance vision back, but my near vision as well. It has been an amazing opportunity to be able to see this well again."- J.H. / Office Visit / Mar 22, 2021
Farsightedness, when left diagnosed, can cause eye strain, often leading to headaches, migraines, and fatigue. Other common symptoms of farsightedness may include:
- Burning and aching in and behind the eyes.
- Discomfort when writing, reading, and working at the computer.
If you have been diagnosed with farsightedness and have a prescription for eyeglasses or contacts, but you are still experiencing the symptoms of vision impairment, you can schedule an exam at ART Vision so our team can determine if you are a good candidate for surgical vision correction and discuss your treatment options.
In most cases, farsightedness is present at birth and is caused by an eye that is shorter than normal or a cornea that has a lower curvature. On a positive note, it is possible for children to outgrow the condition as their eyes continue to grow and develop during their childhood. Farsightedness is highly hereditary and is very likely to be passed down from generation to generation. Sometimes, farsightedness is confused for presbyopia (i.e. age-related near vision loss) in older individuals. However, the two conditions are not connected and are caused by different contributing factors.
Diagnosis and Treatment
After a thorough eye examination and diagnostic testing, Dr. Tendler and her team will create a treatment plan that meets your needs and matches your lifestyle. Before recommending any type of surgical options, we will work to understand your unique needs so that we find a solution that truly works for you. Hyperopia can be treated with surgeries, such as LASIK and PRK, which Dr. Tendler has years of experience in. To learn whether you are a candidate for these procedures, contact our Sioux Falls facility to schedule your consultation.
Sharpen Your Vision
If your need for glasses and contacts are causing unpleasant symptoms and decreasing your overall quality of life, and you would like to reduce or eliminate these vision aides, we highly recommend you schedule a visit to ART Vision in Sioux Falls, SD. Our team is experienced and knowledgeable to provide an eye exam, a diagnosis, and a customized surgery plan to help you achieve clearer vision and obtain the lifestyle of vision you desire. Contact our team to schedule your visit today to see how you can See the World Better and See Yourself Better.