Farsightedness, also known as hyperopia, is the ability to see distant objects clearly while near objects appear blurry. For example, while driving, you can see an exit sign ahead of you, but not your speedometer. In young people, the natural lens can sometimes correct the focus in farsighted eyes. With aging, the natural lens loses this ability and the vision blurs. This is the reason why many farsighted patients do not become aware of their condition until they enter their 20s or 30s.