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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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In this military population, 13% of hyperopes achieved 20/10 UDVA and 52% had 20/12 UDVA.
As with uncorrected hyperopes, the accommodation system is unable to maintain the focus required in completing close work tasks over a long duration.
More the myopic refractive error, lesser becomes the corneal curvature and conversely, hyperopes were found to have relatively more corneal curvature.
Adlens reply: The current law accepts the risk that hyperopes may drive with self-selected over-the-counter reading glasses, so in fairness, the same argument should hold for myopes driving with over-the-counter adjustable lenses as well, Dr Mackenzie said.
25D uncorrected, while partially corrected hyperopes can cope with a residual +1.