New Tecumseth Optometry Clinic
4 Victoria St E Alliston ON L9R 1T4 (705) 435-2020

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Alliston, ON
(705) 435-2020
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Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is a vision condition that occurs when the light entering the pupil of the eye is not refracted correctly, causing the light to fall on a smaller than normal patch on the back of the eye, or retina. This results in blurred vision of objects at close range, while farther away objects appear in clearer focus. While not as common as nearsightedness, hyperopia is still one of the more common vision issues that many Canadians have to contend with.
While a common issue, hyperopia of a severity needing vision correction occurs in approximately 30% of North Americans, predominantly of Caucasian or Asian ethnic descent. As well, farsightedness does appear to be able to be passed through genetically from parent to child. If you are farsighted, having your children tested at an early age could prevent discomfort throughout their formative and teenage years, such as eye strain and headaches related to vision issues.

Symptoms of Hyperopia

Common symptoms of hyperopia include:

  • Significant eye strain at close range
  • Blurry vision,
  • Sudden onset headaches after close focus activities such as reading or using a computer.

Less common symptoms can include:

  • Difficulty in rapid focusing at different ranges, such as looking down at a smartphone after looking off in the distance, requiring effort to bring the phone into focus.

In children, symptoms can include:

  • Trouble reading or having to hold a book at arms length to read, mild headaches, or constant need to be at distance to see things properly.
  • Difficulty in sports such as hockey or football that require good close range hand-eye coordination is considered a possible symptom of hyperopia.

Treatment of Hyperopia

The most common treatment of hyperopia is the use of vision correction via eyewear or contact lenses. Hyperopia is very manageable with different strengths and types of lenses, and a prescription can be adjusted as the eyes develop over a lifetime. Book an eye exam to explore available treatment options.
Surgical options do exist, the most common being LASIK laser eye surgery. In more severe cases, lens replacement surgery can also be very effective at relieving the symptoms and effects of hyperopia.

What You'll Find at New Tecumseth Optometry

Our clinic is completely wheelchair accessible and has been recently renovated to update our exam and testing rooms. You’ll also find our eyewear boutique showing off many of the latest styles of frames and sunglasses from trendy new brands, as well as your old favourites from brands you already love.

Thanks to our on-site lab, we are able to significantly reduce the lead time between when you receive your prescription and when your new set of glasses or sunglasses are ready. Using our Optics Lab, we are better able to monitor quality of the lenses and frames that we offer our patients and clients.

At NTOC we have the most advanced imaging equipment, and our newest addition the Zeiss Clarus 500 Widefield Fundus Camera is changing the game! This camera takes 210-degree panoramic photos which allows our doctors to see down to 7 microns and captures retinal changes at the earliest stage. It is a very useful tool for early diagnosis and management of eye diseases including AMD, diabetic eye disease, and glaucoma.

Location Information

We are located in the heart of Alliston.
You can find us near Shoppers Drug Mart, just south of Victoria Street East on Centre Street South.

Free parking is available in the municipal parking lot directly across the street from us. We do have a wheelchair-accessible parking spot at our building. Please refrain from parking in the Shoppers Drug Mart parking lot as you may be towed.


15 Centre Street South
Alliston, ON L9R 1G8

Contact Information

Phone: (705) 435-2020
Fax: (705) 435-5031
  • Monday: 8am - 4pm
  • Tuesday: 8am - 6pm
  • Wednesday: 12pm - 8pm
  • Thursday: 8am - 6pm
  • Friday: 8am - 4pm
  • Saturday: 8am - 2pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Please note we closed on the Saturday and Monday of long weekends.

  • Dr. Hani Amarnath
  • Dr. John Peacock
  • And Associates
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