Hyperopia or long sightedness is where objects far away are seen more clearly than objects up close. The image is focused behind the retina instead of directly on it. This is caused by a cornea that is flatter, or an eye that is shorter or smaller, than a normal eye. Hyperopic people have problems seeing up close, but may also have difficulty seeing far away as well.
Symptoms can include difficulty seeing up close, but also blurred vision for distance (occurs with higher amounts of hyperopia), eye fatigue or eye strain when reading. Hyperopia is corrected with spectacles and in some cases, contact lenses.