Definition of far-sighted in English:



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

    • ‘Those who are farsighted or who have astigmatism also may be helped by LASIK surgery.’
    • ‘When all goes well, nearsighted and farsighted patients alike, as well as those with astigmatisms, end up with vastly improved, sometimes perfect vision.’
    • ‘You might choose LASIK if you're nearsighted or farsighted, with or without astigmatism.’
    • ‘Accommodative esotropia, which usually begins in toddlers who are farsighted, is an example.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Both nearsighted and farsighted people can have astigmatism.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Those who are farsighted and prematurely presbyopic may indeed be candidates for this procedure but not most aviators.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They seem to be farsighted and rely on touch to identify objects close up.’
    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’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      prudent, prescient, foresighted, discerning, judicious, shrewd, percipient, provident, forearmed, politic, canny
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