I am confused as to what latent hyperopia is? I am 39 and began wearing glasses 8 years ago. Twelve months ago my bifocal prescription was +1.5 / +1.75 for both eyes . . . yesterday I went for my yearly exam - dilated - and my new prescription is +1.5 / +2.25. I knew several months ago that my reading glasses were not strong enough anymore, so the new script was not a surprise.
I have all confindence in my doctor, but he doesn't explain in layman's terms what my "condition" is. He said that "your baseline is +3.5" . . . . please explain! Does this mean that I will eventually be strapping on 2 magnifying glasses to my head???? :-)
My doctor said surgery is not an option until my eyes "stabilize" and that my eye muscles are working overtime.
I am not an anxious person, but this has me very upset.
At age 40 most patients do not need a bifocal. Your have latent hyperopia--you can accommodate through some of the hyperopia due to your ages. As you age this latent hyyperopia would become manifest more plus, probably close to 3.75.
If you were fully corrected (which you probably will not tolerate), you would not need the bifocal part.
I am still unsure of what latent hyperopia means???????
All I know is (1) that each year my glasses become stronger and more magnified and (2) I wear my distance glasses all day (+1.50) . . . but when I read, I use my progressive bi-focal glasses that have +1.50 in the top and the newly prescribed +2.25 in the bottom.
What does all this mean and is there surgery available?
I'm 23 yo and my prescription is of OD+.50 -1.25 x 180 OS+.50 -1.25 x 170 with an add of 1.50...(and again I'm having problems to read)I have been wearing bifocals since age 19 and the power is getting higher..is there any kind of exercise I could do in order to improve my eyesight?
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.