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Symptoms of long-sightedness include finding it hard to see nearby things, tired eyes after tasks like reading, and headaches.

An eye test can check whether you are long-sighted. You can get an eye test at an opticians.

Long-sightedness is treated with glasses or contact lenses. Some people may be able to get laser treatment to correct their vision.

Long-sightedness is caused by the eyes not focusing properly. This can be because of the shape of your eyes, or due to aging.

Long-sightedness may lead to other vision problems if left untreated. Young children are more likely to develop a squint or lazy eye.

Long-sightedness is where you find it hard to see nearby things, but can see things far away clearly.

Page last reviewed: 07/02/2023
Next review due: 07/02/2026