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hyperopia

noun hy·per·opia \ˌhī-pə-ˈrō-pē-ə\

Definition of HYPEROPIA

:  a condition in which visual images come to a focus behind the retina of the eye and vision is better for distant than for near objects —called also farsightedness
hy·per·opic \-ˈrō-pik, -ˈrä-\ adjective

Origin of HYPEROPIA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1884

Rhymes with HYPEROPIA

hyperopia

noun hy·per·opia \ˌhī-pə-ˈrō-pē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYPEROPIA

:  a condition in which visual images come to a focus behind the retina of the eye and vision is better for distant than for near objects—called also farsightedness, hypermetropia
hy·per·opic \-ˈrō-pik, -ˈräp-ik\ adjective

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