Moments of Hyperopia
© Sophia Adalaine Zhou
Hyperopia, otherwise known as farsightedness, is a vision condition where distant objects are usually seen clearly, but close ones do not come into proper focus. It occurs when the eyeball is too short or the cornea is not curved enough, causing light entering the eye to not focus properly. A common sign of hyperopia includes difficulty in concentrating and maintaining a clear focus on near objects.
Occasionally, I find myself so focused on seeing the broad perspective of things, searching for meaning and “the truth” in life that lies somewhere in an unknown distanced future, that I forget to remember what’s near and now, losing sight of the present and the presence of living.