The ophthalmologist wrote hyperopia or hyperopia on your prescription.
What exactly does that mean?
What's close is out of focus
Hyperopia is the same as farsightedness. If you have hyperopia, what is close by becomes out of focus or blurry. So you are far-sighted because what is far you can see well.
Hyperopia or farsightedness can have several causes:
- the shape of the eyeball, in which the distance between the cornea (front) and the retina (back) is too short. As a result, the light entering your eye is projected too far back.
- the shape of your eye lens or cornea is too flat, so that incident light rays are insufficiently 'broken' and projected too far back.
Glasses or contact lenses?
Farsightedness can be compensated with glasses or contact lenses. Your glasses or contact lenses ensure that the light – and therefore everything we see – falls neatly on our cornea at the back of our eye. Result: we can see clearly again.
And getting older?
When your lens gets older – from the age of 40 - 45 years – it starts to become less flexible. Even then you get a form of farsightedness, which is not called hyperopia but presbyopia.
You can recognize this form of farsightedness by the fact that you suddenly have problems reading and focusing information and objects at arm's distance.
Are you long-sighted? Even then it can happen that at a certain age you can no longer get objects within reading distance as sharp – despite your glasses. Then you have to contend with a combination of 'normal' farsightedness and presbyopia.
During an eye test, the optometrist will determine that you combine two different diopters: a strength for further away and a strength for reading. So you would need two different glasses.
Then progressive glasses can be a solution: two diopters are discreetly incorporated into one lens. However, progressive lenses have many drawbacks, which mean that you have to sacrifice living comfort. The different zones in the lenses cause distortions in your field of view, and it often proves difficult to get things sharp at medium distances: the dashboard and mirrors of your car, your bicycle GPS, your computer screen. Frustrating? Pretty!
Autofocal lenses: technology + style + comfort
Morrow believes that active people who combine two diopters (farsighted & presbyopic or nearsighted & presbyopic) should not resign themselves to the loss of comfort in life.
That's why we teamed up with scientists, techies and ophthalmologists to develop a fantastic technology solution: Morrow's Autofocal glasses.
How do Morrow glasses work?
It comes down to this: you put on the Morrow glasses and enjoy a panoramic field of view without distorted sides. If you walk up the stairs, you can see perfectly what the distance is to the next step, because there is no reading field at the bottom that obstructs the view. Do you drive the car? Then you can see very clearly what can be seen in the mirrors and on the dashboard.
Do you want to read, check your messages or watch something else at an arm's length? Then you press the small button that is incorporated into the stylish frame. This button activates the liquid crystals in your lenses. The crystals create a reading zone in the glasses in no time. You can see and read perfectly sharp.
One important condition: to tailor the perfect Morrow glasses, we need very detailed data about the sharpness of your vision, your viewing distances, and some other crucial data. That's why we developed a specific eye test that measures more detail than any other eye test has ever done.
Our optometrist will visit your home for tailor-made advice and a detailed eye prescription