Hyperopia is another very common eye condition.  Objects in the distance appear generally clearer, while closer objects are blurred.  This is because either the eye is not powerful enough, or the eye itself is too short.  Either way, the image of the object you see is formed after it reaches the retina and so is blurred.  Hyperopic people can increase the power of their eyes by accommodating and making the image clear, although this becomes more difficult as you get older or if you do a lot of concentrated work. Hyperopia is easily corrected with glasses or contact lenses.