A person who is farsighted has the ability to see objects clearly far away but not see as clearly close-up. Farsightedness usually occurs naturally with the aging process.
Review Date 3/6/2018
Updated by: Franklin W. Lusby, MD, ophthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.