Definition of hyperopia in English:



  • another term for hypermetropia
    • ‘Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is a common refraction problem causing blurred vision of close objects.’
    • ‘In hyperopia, the laser indirectly steepens the central cornea by removing tissue from the periphery, thus increasing the cornea's focusing power.’
    • ‘The glasses you wear for refractory errors like myopia, hyperopia and presbyopia should not be out of date.’
    • ‘In the treatment of ‘gross’ errors of refraction - myopia, astigmatism and hyperopia - LASIK is one of the procedures of choice.’
    • ‘As the positive number increases above zero, so does the severity of the hyperopia.’
    • ‘Astigmatism may occur with myopia or hyperopia.’
    • ‘When LASIK is performed for hyperopia, the corneal surface is gently steepened by the laser.’
    • ‘Whether myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism is present, surgical correction attempts to redirect light rays to accommodate the refractive error.’
    • ‘When hyperopia or long sight (plus lenses) is the pre-existing refractive condition the ability to focus near object is also lost at 40 years of age.’
    • ‘In myopia, the growth process continues after correction of the initial hyperopia.’
    • ‘Refractive error not associated with amblyopia principally includes myopia and hyperopia.’


Late 19th century: from hyper- ‘beyond’ + Greek ōps ‘eye’.