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hyperopia

(hī'pərō`pēə): see farsightednessfarsightedness
or hyperopia,
condition in which far objects can be seen easily but there is difficulty in near vision. It is caused by a defect of refraction in which the image is focused behind the retina of the eye rather than upon it, either because the eyeball is
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hyperopia

[‚hī·pə′rō·pē·ə]
(medicine)
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Young hyperopes who may typically remain uncorrected for much of the time will benefit from optimal correction with contact lenses if undertaking visually demanding sporting activities.
0 diopters represents 90% of all hyperopes in that age category.
If using diagnostic lenses, it is important that myopes are fitted with a minus correction, and vice versa for hyperopes, in order to evaluate the lens appropriately.
who have hyperopia up to 4 diopters represents 90% of all hyperopes in that age category.
The Company believes that the number of people who have hyperopia up to 4 diopters includes approximately 90% of all hyperopes in that age category.
We have been compiling a database of hyperopes for several years and we will begin communicating this news to them today.