Definition of hypermetropia in English:

hypermetropia

noun

  • [mass noun] Long-sightedness.

    hyperopia
    and → long sight
    • ‘Photo refractive surgery is another available treatment for hypermetropia, as is laser eye surgery.’
    • ‘Doctors need to be able to distinguish hypermetropia from myopia.’
    • ‘Apart from testing the eye, they supply booklets detailing eye care with particular reference to refractive errors such as myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism.’
    • ‘The medical name for long-sightedness is hypermetropia.’
    • ‘Contact lenses can be used most advantageously to correct myopia, but can also be used for hypermetropia and corneal astigmatism.’
    • ‘Just as people have myopia (short sight) and hypermetropia (long sight), Aberropia is another refractive error.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Greek hupermetros beyond measure (from huper over, above + metron measure) + ōps eye.

Pronunciation:

hypermetropia

/ˌhʌɪpəmɪˈtrəʊpɪə/