Refractive eye error where close objects are blurry, as images are focused in front of the retina. It is caused when the eye is shorter than usual or when the cornea is too flat. In young people, if hyperopia is not too severe, it can be compensated with the eye muscles, achieving good distance vision and acceptable near vision. However, this ability is lost with age; close objects as well as far objects become blurred. This kind of abnormality does not strictly progress with age. What happens is that it becomes more noticeable.