Long-Sightedness (Hyperopia)2021-02-05T16:22:46+01:00
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Long-sightedness (hyperopia) is a treatable eye condition that causes blurry near vision

You can treat this condition and get rid of your glasses or contact lenses with laser eye surgery
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Long-sightedness (hyperopia) is a treatable eye condition that causes blurry near vision

You can treat this condition and get rid of your glasses or contact lenses with laser eye surgery
Book an appointment

Fix long-sightedness with laser eye surgery

In this video, Dr. David Donate explains how laser eye surgery can correct your visual error and free you from glasses and contacts

Fix your long-sightedness and live glasses-free

In the toggles below, we have provided everything you need to know about hyperopia and how we can treat it

Most people with hyperopia have difficulty seeing things close up, and may also have difficulty seeing clearly in the distance. In all cases, treatment is beneficial and can eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses.

Long-sightedness (hyperopia) affects your ability to focus on near objects. It is a refractive error caused by an imperfection in the eye.

It happens when:

  • The eyeball is shorter than normal
  • The cornea is less curved than normal
  • The lens is thinner than normal
  • When any of these imperfections occur, it changes the focusing point of the eye so that light rays focus behind your retina, instead of onto it. This makes close-up objects look blurry. Distance objects still appear clear, because they don’t need as much focusing power, so they focus on your retina properly.

Long-sightedness/hyperopia is believed to be an inherited condition.

Diagnosing long-sightedness (hyperopia) involves a comprehensive eye examination.

The doctor or optometrist will use a standard vision test where they’ll ask you to read letters on a chart placed at the other end of the room. Other tests include:

  • Slit lamp examination
  • Refraction
  • Visual field
  • Visual acuity tests
  • Examination of the retina

We can treat hyperopia as easily as myopia, regardless of your age, the severity of the hyperopia or any associated visual defect such as astigmatism and/or presbyopia.

Laser eye surgery can treat hyperopia up to 10 diopters. For more severe hyperopia (over 8 diopters), implantable lenses are more suitable. We can also use implantable lenses to treat hyperopia of 1 to 10 diopters, depending on the condition of your natural lens.

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The first step is to find out if laser eye surgery is right for you. That’s why we offer a free first appointment. Give us a call on 04 78 17 27 27 or use our easy online calendar to get an appointment. 


Visit our high-quality clinic, where we’ll give you a comprehensive eye examination and discuss your lifestyle. You’ll leave with a clear answer about the best treatment option for your eyes.


After being treated with The Donate Method, our patients tell us that every day is better and they wish they had done it years earlier! You’ll be ready to enjoy a new freedom without the hassle of glasses and contacts!

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I highly recommend the clinic. The staff, the care and the post-operative make you wonderfully well supported during your life change. I had myopia, and to this day, I no longer have glasses. I had no pain or discomfort.

Julie P.

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A new life begins without glasses, thanks to Dr Donate. He and his team were very professional. They were always available to answer my questions, and all in all, it was a very pleasant atmosphere. The organization of the intervention was perfect. Do not hesitate to contact Dr David Donate.

Susanne N.

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I had no postoperative pain, and an hour later, it was as if the procedure had not happened except that I can see better! Very fast recovery and amazing results. Living without glasses for the first time in your life, it does not cost. Go for it!!

Daniel A.

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It really changes daily life to be able to do without glasses. I don’t have to worry about them fogging up; I can see well in all circumstances (in the pool or the sea); and my field of vision has expanded because glasses frames no longer block my peripheral vision.

Allan S.

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I am very satisfied with my results from the SMILE procedure. I did not feel any pain during the operation or after. I thank Doctor Donate for his expertise and his work. I also thank all the team who were kind and attentive. Thank you all.

Lydia B.

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I feel like I have found my freedom. Goodbye glasses and lenses, I know have perfect vision from far and near. A big thank you to Dr David Donate and his entire team for their professionalism, warm listening and their reassuring follow-up.

Annie B.

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Everyone is pleasant and makes you feel very comfortable at this high-end establishment.

Pascale B.

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I had SMILE laser eye surgery with Doctor Donate to correct my myopia, and I’m really happy with the result! What happiness to no longer wear glasses or lenses. The care at the office and the Laser Vision Roosevelt Center was perfect! Thanks to the whole team.

Johanna W.

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The operation (SMILE) was painless and very fast for both eyes. Later that evening I watched a movie and could finally see the subtitles without glasses!

Alain R.

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With over 20 years of experience performing more than 20000 successful eye procedures, and a repertoire of academic publications and research, Dr. David Donate has earned himself an international reputation.

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Links to authoritative resources on long-sightedness

Follow the links below for more information on long-sightedness

Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is when you see things that are far away better than things that are up close. Your eyes focus better on distant objects than on nearby ones. Click here to read more.

Farsightedness is a common vision defect that makes it difficult to focus on near objects. People with severe hyperopia can only focus on objects that are far away, or they cannot focus at all. Click here to read more.

To understand farsightedness, it’s helpful to know how the normal eye works. Two parts of the eye are responsible for focusing: the cornea and the lens. The cornea is the clear front surface of your eye. The lens is a structure inside your eye that changes shape as you focus on objects. Click here to read more.

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