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Hyperopia: Long-sightedness

Laser eye surgery London

If you are looking for a laser eye clinic in London, then the London Vision Clinic should be on your shortlist.  

That may seem like a strong statement, but the London Vision Clinic emphasises that, in expert hands, laser eye surgery can be an extremely safe, life enhancing experience. More than 100,000 laser eye surgery procedures will be done in the UK this year. Read the guide to Laser Eye Surgery to help make the right choice for your eyesight.

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Hyperopia occurs when your eye is too short compared to the curvature (focusing power) of your cornea, or the cornea is less curved, so light focuses behind the retina. When younger, many hyperopic eyes can self-focus by utilising the “zoom” intended for reading, to compensate for the distance blur. As the eye ages, this “zoom” gets weaker, near vision becomes blurred and later distance vision becomes blurred as well.


So people with hyperopia often require reading glasses before their 40’s, and often require both reading and distance glasses (or bifocals) in their 40’s. Laser eye surgery can correct this by changing the shape of the cornea so that its focusing power is matched to the length of the eye. (See also Presbyopia below).

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If you are looking for a quote for laser eye surgery, or want more information about treatment in your local area, you can complete the Laser Eye Surgery Enquiry Form. Your enquiry will be forwarded to a maximum of three clinics or providers of laser eye treatment who partner with the Private Healthcare UK web site.