eye·​sight | \ ˈī-ˌsīt How to pronounce eyesight (audio) \

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Examples of eyesight in a Sentence

He wears glasses because his eyesight is not good. the keen eyesight of a bird of prey
Recent Examples on the Web Good visuals, too, are a must, considering your seat-back screen is four inches tall and your eyesight already sucks. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Can You Watch This Oscar Nominated–Movie on a Plane? An Investigation," 9 Feb. 2020 The bugs have rather poor eyesight and sit on branches with their heads tilted away, so their eyes may not always be on the branch. Lakshmi Supriya, Science | AAAS, "These caterpillars can camouflage themselves, even when blindfolded," 7 Aug. 2019 This future Medal of Honor winner, once declared 4F because of poor eyesight—and when finally permitted to serve was given a cook’s job—had insisted on combat missions. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, "‘Medal of Honor’ Review: Portraits of Heroism," 1 Nov. 2018 The visor research became more pressing with the need to protect astronauts' eyesight from ultraviolet and infrared radiation on the lunar surface. Sig Christenson, ExpressNews.com, "At 97, scientist is last of the old breed at San Antonio’s former Brooks AFB," 29 Dec. 2019 Though the procedure is designed to improve eyesight, some doctors are alarmed by patient reports of vision impairment post-surgery One former FDA adviser who voted to approve laser eye surgery now views the procedure differently. Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, "Former FDA Adviser Who Voted to Approve LASIK Now Thinks the Eye Surgery Should Be Banned," 14 Nov. 2019 This could be due to a couple of things, including disorientation or their naturally poor eyesight. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "So Two Moose Are Fighting in Your Driveway Again," 9 Dec. 2019 Martha slowly lost her eyesight throughout her adult years, learning new strategies, and never wavering in these values and commitments to family and friends. courant.com, "Martha L. Williams," 27 Oct. 2019 Built into that program are developmental milestones, so that kids are getting their medical exams, their eyesight is getting tested, how is their weight, their teeth? Diego Mendoza-moyers, ExpressNews.com, "Good Samaritan CEO Simon Salas focuses on education, community in his quest to bring long-term change to the West Side," 23 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of eyesight

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of eyesight was in the 13th century

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“Eyesight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyesight. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of eyesight

: the ability to see : sight or vision


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