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

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eye, sight, vision

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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

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Eventually, the cataract will begin to obscure your eyesight, making images blurry, clouded or dim. Amir Khan, sun-sentinel.com, "Surgery to treat cataract can wait if vision hasn’t been affected yet," 6 June 2019 Infection also has been linked to microcephaly, a condition in which a baby’s head is significantly smaller than normal, and other developmental problems such as eyesight and hearing loss. Laura Garcia, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio research facility gets $2 million grant to test Zika vaccine," 4 June 2019 Arachnids detect the presence of their prey in various ways depending on the species, Skvarla explains, from eyesight to chemical cues. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Do You Actually Swallow a Bunch of Spiders When You Sleep?," 8 Feb. 2019 As a result, Richard's balance, strength, and eyesight were slowly deteriorating. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Meredith Vieira's Husband and Kids Have Had to Face Many Uphill Battles Together," 1 May 2019 These exams include a number of procedures to assess both your eyesight and ocular health, including pupil dilation to see the optic nerve and retina and a thorough look at the front of your eye to look for things like cataracts or cornea scratches. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Exactly How Often You Really Need to See Different Kinds of Doctors," 17 Jan. 2019 Another member of the group, Veronika Nikulshina, told the New Yorker that Verzilov had exhibited some loss of eyesight and the ability to speak after becoming ill. Lukas Mikelionis, Fox News, "Pussy Riot member regained consciousness after possibly being poisoned," 15 Sep. 2018 Not only does our eyesight change after 45, but also lowered estrogen levels in menopause can cause eyes to produce fewer tears, leading to dry eyes. Christina Boufis, Woman's Day, "Tear Stained Eye," 28 Jan. 2011 Here are four other medical conditions that can impact your eyesight now. Juno Demelo, Glamour, "4 Times Vision Loss Is About More Than Your Eyes Getting Older," 13 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of eyesight

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of eyesight

: the ability to see : sight or vision


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

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

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