One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Unable to see things clearly, especially if they are relatively close to the eyes; long-sighted.
- ‘There is a greater number of the population who are farsighted, have astigmatism, or have a combination of astigmatism with either farsightedness or nearsightednes.’
- ‘With my right eye nearsighted and my left eye farsighted, I may again need distance glasses to regain 20/20 vision and full depth perception.’
- ‘They seem to be farsighted and rely on touch to identify objects close up.’
- ‘You might choose LASIK if you're nearsighted or farsighted, with or without astigmatism.’
- ‘Those who are farsighted or who have astigmatism also may be helped by LASIK surgery.’
- ‘While in some rare cases one eye may be nearsighted and the other farsighted, both conditions may not exist within the same eye.’
- ‘Both nearsighted and farsighted people can have astigmatism.’
- ‘He is nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other.’
- ‘By middle age, most farsighted people need corrective lenses to improve their near vision.’
- ‘Bifocal lenses, which have a small plus segment, can help a farsighted person read or do close work, such as sewing.’
- ‘Eyes that are anteriorly or posteriorly shorter than the normal eye size with too little refractive power are hyperopic, or farsighted.’
- ‘Children with vision problems may be nearsighted or farsighted.’
- ‘Those who are farsighted and prematurely presbyopic may indeed be candidates for this procedure but not most aviators.’
- ‘Accommodative esotropia, which usually begins in toddlers who are farsighted, is an example.’
- ‘When all goes well, nearsighted and farsighted patients alike, as well as those with astigmatisms, end up with vastly improved, sometimes perfect vision.’
- 1.1 Seeing or able to see for a great distance.
- 1.2 Having or showing imagination or foresight.‘a far-sighted businessman’‘far-sighted ideas on education’
prudent, prescient, foresighted, discerning, judicious, shrewd, percipient, provident, forearmed, politic, cannyView synonyms
- ‘So it is encouraging to report that one farsighted businessman is looking to use the river to alleviate traffic problems during this summer's Royal Ascot horseracing festival.’
- ‘It would have been so much better if it took its epic notions and truly expanded them into a farsighted, imaginative exploration of emotion in society.’
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