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Definition of "hyperopia" [‖Hy•per•o•pi•a]

  • An abnormal condition of the eye in which vision is better for distant objects than for near objects. It results from the eyeball being too short from front to back, causing images to be focused behind the retina. Also called farsightedness, hypermetropia. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hyperopia" in a sentence
  • "Consumer psychologists call it hyperopia, the medical term for farsightedness and the opposite of myopia, nearsightedness, because it's the result of people looking too far ahead."
  • "This problem has been termed hyperopia - the opposite of myopia - because it's caused by people looking too far into the future."
  • "Conductive Keratoplasty or CK, as it is commonly known, is an eyesight correction method to cure vision related problems such as hyperopia, farsightedness and presbyopia."