hyperopia

noun
hy·​per·​opia | \ˌhī-pə-ˈrō-pē-ə \

Definition of hyperopia 

: 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

called also farsightedness

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Other Words from hyperopia

hyperopic \ˌhī-​pə-​ˈrō-​pik, -​ˈrä-​ \ adjective

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Contact lenses can be worn to correct a variety of vision conditions, such as myopia, or nearsightedness; hyperopia, or farsightedness; and astigmatism. Tiffany Yannetta, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know About Getting Contact Lenses," 26 Oct. 2018 Of the overall cases, 69 percent arose from simple uncorrected refractive errors, which include myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism (blurry vision up close, far away or both). By Sue Arrowsmith, miamiherald, "Children’s vision problems often go undetected, then get worse," 24 July 2017

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First Known Use of hyperopia

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hyperopia

New Latin

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The first known use of hyperopia was in 1884

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hyperopia

noun
hy·​per·​opia | \ˌhī-pə-ˈrō-pē-ə \

Medical Definition of hyperopia 

: 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

called also farsightedness, hypermetropia

Other Words from hyperopia

hyperopic \-​ˈrō-​pik, -​ˈräp-​ik \ adjective

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