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Presentation: Common Eye Conditions, Tests, and Procedures
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Now let's look at farsightedness. If the eye is too short, or if the cornea does not bend the light rays enough, then the image is focused behind the retina - instead of on the retina. In this case, the person is said to have hyperopia, or far-sightedness.
Depending on the amount of far-sightedness, this person might need corrective lenses to see clearly both at a distance and up close. Again, the corrective lenses are shaped to bend the light so that it is focused directly onto the retina.

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