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

facebook-square twitter-square pinterest instagram google-plus envelop plus chevron-right chevron-left chevron-down x phone location share chevron-thin-right calendar left-quote right-quote black-star-glasses-png eye book-appointment-maroon-icon-(1) types-of-services-white-icon-(1) location-white-icon next2 previous2 forward3 backward2

Alliston, ON
(705) 435-2020
New Patients Today!

single blog hero

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 advanced imaging equipment called the Cirrus HD-OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography). The OCT not only takes pictures of the eye, it can also take direct cross-sectional images of the retina and optic nerve thereby screening for eye disease such as macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and glaucoma. It is a very useful tool for early diagnosis and management of eye disease.
Click here to learn more about OCT Imaging

Location Information

We are located in the heart of Alliston.
Found on the corner of Church St N and Victoria St E, our clinic is easy to find. If you are unfamiliar with the area, we are across the street from the Alliston Library, and just east of the Bank of Montreal.

Free parking is available behind the Dollar Store as well as the Town Square.


4 Victoria St E
Alliston, ON L9R 1T4

Contact Information

Phone: (705) 435-2020
Fax: (705) 435-5031
  • Monday: 8:30am - 5pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 8pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 8pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 8pm
  • Friday: 9:30am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 8am - 1pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Dr. Hani Amarnath
  • Dr. John Peacock
  • And Associates
Request Appointment

Our Instagram