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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 3/15/2016

Updated by: Franklin W. Lusby, MD, ophthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.