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Hyperopia / Far-sightedness

Ideally in an eye, cornea, lens, retina and length of the ocular globe, the eye-ball, are perfectly coordinated so that a clear image can be produced on the surface of the retina. But more than half of Germany´s population suffer from some kind of defective vision e.g. hyperopia or far-sightedness. These eyes are basically healthy eyes that because of a “construction default” cannot gain optimal vision. A life without glasses can be achieved through minimal invasive correction of hyperopia with modern laser treatments.

What causes far-sightedness?

When the eyeball is too short.

With far-sightedness (hyperopia), objects at distance appear clearly, on the other hand at close distance they appear blurred. The reason for this is that incident light rays are focussed not directly on the surface of the retina but behind it since the eye-ball is too short. The shorter the eye-ball the weaker the eye sight - that is the person is far-sighted close objects appear more and more blurred.

The extent of hyperopia is indicated in dioptres with a plus sign. The higher the number the greater the hyperopia.

Normal vision
Far-sightedness
Normal vision

Normal vision: focus on the retina
Cornea, lens, retina and length of the eye-ball are precisely coordinated so that a clear image can be produced directly on the surface of the retina.

Far-sightedness

Far-sightedness: focus behind the retina
The eye-ball is too short. Incoming light rays are not focussed on the retina but behind it. Close objects appear blurred.

How to treat far-sightedness?

Treatments for a life without glasses

For the correction of hyperopia there are surgical possibilities within the cornea (cornea resp. Laser treatment) and the eye lens ( lens treatment):

With the laser treatment, tissue of the cornea is eliminated in order to compensate the refraction of the incoming light rays. This requires a certain thickness and stability of the cornea.

With the lens treatments, an artificial lens is inserted in order to alter the refraction behaviour. Lens treatments allow the compensation of very substantial visual defects as there is no limitation regarding the removing of corneal tissue.

Depending on the kind of visual defect, there are several treatment possibilities.

Which treatment is suitable for me?

Eyes differ. Depending on the state of the eye and the type of hyperopia there are different methods.

Which method is best for you can only be determined after extensive preliminary examination and personal consultation with one of our Smile Eyes experts. So call us and make an appointment!

In principle the following treatment methods can be used for correcting hyperopia:

Behandlungsmethoden bei Weitsichtigkeit
Femto-LASIK

Hyperopia up to + 3 dpt.#


Corneal curvature
up to 5,0 dpt.


# depending on corneal thickness

Implantable contact lens (ICL)*

Hyperopia up to + 3 dpt.


Corneal curvature
up to 5,0 dpt.


*for patients younger than appr. 40 years

Multifocal lens**

Hyperopia independent from dpt in combination with prespyopia

Corneal curvature
up to 5,0 dpt.


**for patients from appr. 40-45 years

Life without glasses with implantable contact lenses

Refractive lens exchange

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