Is it better to be farsighted or nearsighted?
Nearsighted and farsighted individuals have opposite problems when it comes to vision. When you're nearsighted, your ability to see is better if an object is very close. For instance, reading a book is easy but reading a road sign isn't.
Is astigmatism farsighted or nearsighted?
The condition is usually caused by an elongation of the eyeball that occurs over time. Farsightedness (hyperopia) is the opposite of myopia, and is usually caused by shortening of the eyeball. Astigmatism is an imperfection of the cornea preventing part of it from focusing light onto the retina.