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

Definition of eyesight

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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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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 Caspian’s parents hope the gene-therapy treatment will improve his eyesight and prevent further deterioration of his retinas. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "High Hopes for a Gene Therapy Come With Fears Over Cost," 24 Sep. 2018 Since mice have poor eyesight, their other senses are heightened. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "8 Things You Need To Do To Get Rid Of Mice," 10 Aug. 2018 At normal viewing distance on my 55-inch 4K TV, the Apple TV 4K version basically out-resolves my (good) eyesight; there are several scenes with text on computer monitors that I’d need to move closer to the TV to be able to read. Sam Byford, The Verge, "2001: A Space Odyssey’s 8K TV broadcast doesn’t quite go beyond the infinite," 3 Dec. 2018 At the Vaquero Hangout, an open-air bar within eyesight of the Anzalduas bridge, a flag declaring support for the U.S. military hung from the rafters. Alicia A. Caldwell, WSJ, "U.S. Troops’ First Order at the Border: Laying Razor Wire," 6 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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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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