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People who are farsighted see far-away objects better than those that are close. If you are farsighted, you may have trouble with up-close tasks like reading or sewing.
Farsightedness occurs because your eye is too short and does not bend light correctly. Light entering the eye is focused behind the retina instead of directly on the retina.
Mild farsightedness may not need treatment in children and young adults. Their eyes can usually adjust to make up for the problem. But as you age, your eyes cannot adjust as well. You may not notice that you are farsighted until around age 40, when you will need eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Glasses or contact lenses can also help if your farsightedness is more than a mild problem. Surgery may be an option in some cases.
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