Definition of far-sighted in English:



North American
  • 1Unable to see things clearly, especially if they are relatively close to the eyes; long-sighted.

    • ‘Bifocal lenses, which have a small plus segment, can help a farsighted person read or do close work, such as sewing.’
    • ‘Children with vision problems may be nearsighted or farsighted.’
    • ‘When all goes well, nearsighted and farsighted patients alike, as well as those with astigmatisms, end up with vastly improved, sometimes perfect vision.’
    • ‘He is nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other.’
    • ‘While in some rare cases one eye may be nearsighted and the other farsighted, both conditions may not exist within the same eye.’
    • ‘Those who are farsighted or who have astigmatism also may be helped by LASIK surgery.’
    • ‘Both nearsighted and farsighted people can have astigmatism.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘By middle age, most farsighted people need corrective lenses to improve their near vision.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Accommodative esotropia, which usually begins in toddlers who are farsighted, is an example.’
    • ‘Eyes that are anteriorly or posteriorly shorter than the normal eye size with too little refractive power are hyperopic, or farsighted.’
    • ‘Those who are farsighted and prematurely presbyopic may indeed be candidates for this procedure but not most aviators.’
    1. 1.1 Seeing or able to see for a great distance.
    2. 1.2 Having or showing imagination or foresight.
      ‘a far-sighted businessman’
      ‘far-sighted ideas on education’
      • ‘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.’
      prudent, prescient, foresighted, discerning, judicious, shrewd, percipient, provident, forearmed, politic, canny
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