Children with severe farsightedness may be at higher risk for amblyopia or lazy eye 1
Presbyopia is similar to hyperopia in that things look blurry or fuzzy up close 2. Instead of being a condition that a person is born with, it is one that occurs over time as a normal part of aging 2. It occurs because the eye’s lens gets less flexible over time, which causes it to stops focusing light correctly on the retina 2.
As of 2023, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 826 million people worldwide have presbyopia 3.
Most people with farsightedness or presbyopia are able to correct it with glasses or contacts 1 2 but for some people those assistive technologies don’t provide enough correction to see as well as people who don’t need vision correction.
The design considerations for low vision apply to people with significant uncorrectable refraction errors and to people who are without their glasses or contacts.