What is Hypermetropia?

Hypermetropia, also known as long-sightedness, occurs when the eye is shorter than normal, or the cornea is too flat, causing light rays to focus behind the retina. This can result in blurred vision when looking at objects closely, such as reading a book or working on a computer, while distance vision may be clearer.

If you are experiencing vision problems while looking at objects near to you, or you are experiencing headaches and eye strain, you may have hypermetropic eyes. Fortunately, this condition is common and can be effectively combatted with glasses or contact lenses.

Contact lens solution

Hypermetropia Treatment

At Safarian and Simon Opticians, our expert optometrists can diagnose and treat hypermetropia using plus-powered (convex) lenses, which help move the image forward, allowing for correct focus on the retina. We offer a wide range of prescription lenses, including specialty lenses from Zeiss Vision, to provide you with the best possible vision correction.

Don’t let hypermetropia affect your daily life – contact us today to book an eye examination and discover the right treatment option for you.

Eye Health


Cataracts cause clouding of the lens, resulting in blurred vision. We offer cataract evaluations and advanced surgical options to restore your vision and improve your quality of life.


Diabetes can have a significant impact on eye health, causing conditions like diabetic retinopathy. We work collaboratively with your healthcare team to manage and monitor any diabetes-related eye concerns.


Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that damages the optic nerve and can lead to vision loss. We offer comprehensive screenings and advanced treatments to manage glaucoma, ensuring early detection and care for our patients.


Hyperopia, or farsightedness, makes it difficult to focus on close objects. Our skilled optometrists can provide accurate assessments and recommend appropriate corrective measures.

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration affects central vision and can lead to significant visual impairment. Our experts provide comprehensive evaluations and offer guidance on lifestyle modifications and treatment options to help preserve your vision.


Myopia, or near-sightedness, causes difficulty in seeing distant objects clearly. We offer various corrective options to address myopia and provide clear vision.


Nystagmus is an involuntary eye movement that can affect vision. Our professionals can diagnose and manage nystagmus, providing strategies and resources to optimise your visual function.


Presbyopia is an age-related condition that affects near vision. We can guide you through available options, including progressive lenses or multifocal contact lenses, to enhance your reading and close-up vision.

Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa is a genetic disorder that leads to progressive vision loss. Our team can provide specialised care and support to help manage the condition and improve your quality of life.

Book an eye test today