Hyperopia or farsightedness, is a type of refractive error in which the eye doesn’t have enough power. This is usually due to a short eye or small eye size. Other causes include a small curvature of the cornea or lens.
In a hyperopic eye the light rays converge to a point behind the eye. If you’re farsighted, distance objects are often easier to see than near objects. Hyperopia is often noticed while working on a computer or reading.
Hyperopia can be corrected with plus power contact lenses and glasses. The lenses shorten the converging light rays so images focus on the retina.