Hyperopia

Hyperopia or hypermetropia, from the Greek word `hyper-metropia : ὑπερ-μετρωπία` commonly known as being farsighted (American English) or longsighted (British English), is a defect of vision caused by an imperfection in the eye (often when the eyeball is too short or the lens cannot become round enough), causing difficulty focusing .....
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Hyperopia

• (n.) Hypermetropia.
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hyperopia

(hi″pәr-o´pe-ә) a defect of vision consisting of an error of refraction in which parallel light rays reaching the eye come to focus behind the retina, making vision better for distant objects than for near. Called also farsightedness. Hyperopia.
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hyperopia

(hi-pur-OH-pee-uh), farsightedness Focusing defect in which an eye is underpowered Thus light rays coming from a distant object strike the retina before coming to sharp focus, blurring vision Corrected with additional optical power, which may be supplied by a plus lens (spectacle or contact) or by excessive use of the eye's own focusing ability
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hyperopia

(hi;per-o;pe-ua) A refractive disorder in which rays of light are brought to a focus behind the retina as a result of the eyeball being too short; also called farsightedness.
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hyperopia

(far-sightedness) Image © Nucleus Communications, Inc A visual defect in which nearby objects appear blurred because their images are focused behind the retina (the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye). Hyperopia, or far-sightedness ('long-sightedness' i...
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hyperopia

(H) Type: Term Pronunciation: hī′pĕr-ō′pē-ă Definitions: 1. Longsightedness; that optic condition in which only convergent rays can be brought to focus on the retina. Synonyms: far sight, farsightedness, hypermetropia, long sight
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Hyperopia

Hy`per·o'pi·a (hī`pẽr*ō'pĭ*ȧ) noun [ New Latin , from Greek 'ype`r over + 'w`ps , 'wpo`s , the eye.] Hypermetropia. -- Hy`per*op'tic adjective
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hyperopia

Farsightedness or hyperopia occurs when a refractive error in which light rays entering the eye are focused behind the retina. This condition is easily corrected with corrective lenses or contact lenses. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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Hyperopia

Farsightedness. Images of distant objects are formed beyond the retina.
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hyperopia

hyperopia (hī"purō'pēu) : see farsightedness.
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Hyperopia

Hyperopia: Farsightedness; the ability to see distant objects more clearly than close objects. Hyperopia may be corrected with glasses or contact lenses.
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Hyperopia

LONGSIGHTED, inability to focus on close objects. This occurs when one's eyeball is too small, short or flat for the focusing system of the eye, or when the eye's focusing mechanism is too weak (not enough positive diopter), thus causing light rays to focus behind the retina, making close objects appear blurry. A positive diopter lens is required t...
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hyperopia

refractive error or abnormality in which the cornea and lens of the eye focus the image of the visual field at an imaginary point behind the retina ... [3 related articles]
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Hyperopia

the eyes cannot focus on near objects but see better in the distance
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hyperopia

[n] - abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects
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