Patients with hyperopia, or farsightedness, have no difficulty seeing things that are far away, but experience blurred vision when attempting to focus on objects nearby, such as a book or restaurant menu. They may experience eyestrain, eye fatigue and headaches when straining to focus on objects at close range.
Hyperopia can be caused by a shorter than average eyeball when measured from the cornea to the retina. Light is focused behind the retina instead of directly onto it, causing blurred vision that becomes clearer as an object is moved farther away. Children who suffer from untreated hyperopia may face difficulties in school and may struggle to learn to read. We offer eye screenings for the whole family and have a vast selection of contact lenses and eyeglasses for children and adults.
Dr. Lampard graduated from optometry at Pacific University in Oregon in 1981. He and his wife Lorraine have three grown children, all born and raised in Red Deer. Tom enjoys cycling, curling, cross country and downhill skiing, and golfing. He also keeps busy volunteering for the United Way, has been a chairman of the Alberta College of Optometrists, and director of the Alberta Association of Optometrists.More Articles by Tom Lampard