The hyperopia or farsightedness is an ametropia which induces a blurred vision when your eye is relaxed. Seldom there is an increasing progress, also not age-related. In younger years the eye can compensate the hyperopia by itself through the so-called accommodation, the possibility of the eye to focus near objects. Children and youngsters can compensate a hyperopia very good generally. But with increasing age the eye loses the possibility of accommodation.
If the eye is not able to compensate the hyperopia on its own any more or if there are eyestrain-problems the hyperopia has to be corrected. Just some years ago there were only few possibilities in Germany to correct hyperopia: glasses or contact-lenses.
The most popular correction are glasses. With glasses hyperopes can see their surrounding exactly again. But the visual field is defined by the size of the glasses. Another disadvantage is the distance to the eyes, which makes you see the surrounding bigger. Even at doing sports glasses can be cumbersome. These limitations rise with increasing hyperopia.
Contact-lenses can also correct hyperopia. And they compensate nearly all disadvantages of glasses. The visual field is unlimited and the visual acuity is often even better. In addition contact-lenses are more comfortable than glasses doing sports. With high hyperopia the amenities you have with contacts exceed the ones you have with glasses.
In contrast to the other methods the correction with Laser surgery is relatively new but irreversible. Only a correction of about +3 dpt is possible with the different procedures (PRK, Lasik, Lasek). In contrast to myopia the results of such a surgery are less reliable and predictable. Besides there is the possibility of correction through an artificial lens, which is implanted into the eyeball.