Farsightedness (hypermetropia) is a common vision condition in which you can see distant objects clearly, but objects nearby may be blurry. Hypermetropia means long sight and is where the image of a nearby object is formed behind the retina. This could be because the eye is too short, or the cornea or crystalline lens does not refract the light enough.
By placing a convex (plus powered) lens in front of a hypermetropic eye, the image is moved forward and focuses correctly on the retina.
Read about Myopia – Nearsightedness or Short Sighted.
LASIK surgery may be an option for patients with this type of vision problem.