Children with farsightedness or hyperopia can see distant objects clearly but closer objects appear blurred. Hyperopia, like myopia is a type of refractive error. Hyperopia is a very common vision problem which can be treated with the prescription of glasses or contact lenses. 
 
In a child with hyperopia, when light rays enters the eye they focus behind the retina, rather than directly on it. This causes objects viewed at a close distance to be blurry.
 
Often, babies are born with hyperopia but as the eyeball lengthens they outgrow it.
 
Learn more about symptoms of hyperopia.

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