hy·​per·​me·​tro·​pia ˌhī-pər-mi-ˈtrō-pē-ə How to pronounce hypermetropia (audio)
: 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 : hyperopia, farsightedness
The demand for innovation in contact lenses is rising swiftly due to intensifying number of cases related to hypermetropia, myopia, and others around the world.Digital Journal
hypermetropic adjective
… the possibility of increasing font size and backlighting in e-readers can help hypermetropic readers read more easily … Suren Ramasubbu

Word History


New Latin, from Greek hypermetros + New Latin -opia

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypermetropia was in 1860

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“Hypermetropia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypermetropia. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition


hy·​per·​me·​tro·​pia ˌhī-pər-mi-ˈtrō-pē-ə How to pronounce hypermetropia (audio)
hypermetropic adjective

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