If the vision test shows that you are farsighted, your doctor will use certain examination devices to learn what is causing the hyperopia. By shining a special light into your eyes, a retinoscope will be used to see how light reflects off your retina. As the light is reflected back from inside the eye, it can indicate whether a person is farsighted or nearsighted.

PhoropterYour eye doctor will also use a phoropter, an instrument that measures the amount of refractive error you have. Your proper eyeglass prescription will correct your refractive error.


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Reviewed by Dr. Denise Satterfield on Sept. 1, 2013

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