Definition of eyesight in English:



  • [mass noun] A person's ability to see.

    ‘poor eyesight ended his plans for a naval career’
    • ‘Dr Hillman said poor eyesight could lead to a greater risk of falls and injuries which were more serious among the elderly.’
    • ‘Failing eyesight stopped the mother-of-two from working or ever venturing out at night.’
    • ‘Traffic police have criticised motorists who risk lives by driving with poor eyesight.’
    • ‘All share some of the ailments of old age, including poor memories, fading eyesight and bad hearing.’
    • ‘His eyesight is very poor, but surely he could have visited her along with another member of his staff.’
    • ‘His poor eyesight meant that he often had to dictate his poems to other people.’
    • ‘Ford himself had been rejected by the navy during World War I for his poor eyesight.’
    • ‘As well as losing her speech, Holly's eyesight is fading fast and she can no longer walk.’
    • ‘The prognosis on his eyesight was initially poor, and doctors told him that in any case he should not work for two years.’
    • ‘The referee's nerve, eyesight or ability to keep up with the play lets him down after a while.’
    • ‘The echidna depends more on its hearing than its eyesight, though it does see reasonably well.’
    • ‘He was fifty-one years of age and the sole support of his mother who has failing eyesight.’
    • ‘This means that he has poor muscle control and his eyesight and hearing are failing.’
    • ‘He wanted to join the military during the Second World War, but his poor eyesight kept him from combat.’
    • ‘They have slower reaction times, and their hearing and eyesight may have deteriorated.’
    • ‘The widow, who has poor eyesight and hearing, said she had had virtually no warning before the flood waters came.’
    • ‘With their poor eyesight and keen sense of smell, they can get dangerously close.’
    • ‘Mobility suffers, hearing is lost and there is a gradual loss of eyesight and memory for the elderly.’
    • ‘In latter years, failing eyesight greatly restricted her ability in this regard.’
    • ‘This makes it easy for people with poor eyesight to enlarge the fonts on a page to make the site more readable.’
    sight, vision, power of sight, faculty of sight, ability to see, power of seeing, powers of observation, observation, perception, visual perception
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