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

Definition of eyesight

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Synonyms for eyesight


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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Maria suspected her daughter's eyesight was worsening. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "When a solo traveler went missing in Peru, it changed her family's lives completely," 9 June 2019 Medical staff told Decosta her eyesight was related to high-blood pressure, but only gave her medication for a short time and didn’t follow up exams, according to the lawsuit. Adam Ferrise, cleveland.com, "Woman left blind after fall at Cuyahoga County Jail, poor medical treatment, lawsuit says," 13 June 2019 Impressionism was falling out of fashion, and viewers found Monet’s compositions strange, even messy; some speculated that his failing eyesight was to blame. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Hidden Water Lily Found Beneath Monet Painting," 5 June 2019 Her feet are covered in weeping sores and her eyesight is in trouble. Parul Sehgal, New York Times, "Medicine Can Soothe a Troubled Mind, but Not Without Costs," 27 Feb. 2018 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

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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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