It is an alteration of vision due to the fact that the eye is smaller than normal, which causes the image to form virtually behind the retina, being blurred. Typically causes headache, accommodative strabismus and blurred vision from far and, specially, near.

Patients with significant hyperopia often have a narrow anterior chamber, predisposing them to acute narrow-angle glaucoma.

The presence of a family history of hyperopia and / or lazy eye is a risk factor for having this ametropia.