Definition of nearsighted in English:

nearsighted

adjective

North American
  • another term for short-sighted
    • ‘This procedure may help more than 62,000 Americans who are nearsighted.’
    • ‘Imagine an accountant who can add but can't subtract, and who is so nearsighted he can't see past his nose.’
    • ‘He sat at the table studying them with his nearsighted eyes and raspy breathing.’
    • ‘If you're nearsighted, your eye is probably too long from front to back, causing light rays to be focused in front of rather than on the back of your eyes.’
    • ‘Both nearsighted and farsighted people can have astigmatism.’
    • ‘Without them, he is extremely nearsighted and sees the world as a blur.’
    • ‘They are nearsighted, and do not see past the aura of bright lies that he has shrouded himself in.’
    • ‘If the price of oil does drop, along with Mexico's production, the country's nearsighted politicians will have a lot to answer for.’
    • ‘This personal and political avoidance of poverty issues is nearsighted and unconscionable.’
    • ‘He is nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other.’
    • ‘Children with vision problems may be nearsighted or farsighted.’
    • ‘It would be hard to design a more counterproductive, nearsighted foreign policy.’
    • ‘However, such views are decidedly nearsighted.’
    • ‘For this reason, Charlton tripped over two bushes, three curbs, and one nearsighted dog, (who was as surprised as Charlton), as he and Jerome made their way to the nursing home.’
    • ‘He'd removed his glasses, so I figured he was nearsighted.’
    • ‘I've been nearsighted most of my life and have needed corrective lenses since age six, but on the other elements of vision I do quite well.’
    • ‘When all goes well, nearsighted and farsighted patients alike, as well as those with astigmatisms, end up with vastly improved, sometimes perfect vision.’
    • ‘But I was foolish then, spirited and wilful, and so cursedly nearsighted.’
    • ‘Part of the cornea is surgically removed and the cornea is reshaped to eliminate the need for glasses for nearsighted patients.’
    • ‘Some children lose their 20/20 vision about age eight or nine when they become nearsighted.’
    • ‘However, sitting too close to a TV may indicate that a child is nearsighted.’
    • ‘Laser eye surgery has been successful in recent years in nearsighted people, often improving their vision so that wearing eyeglasses may not be necessary.’
    • ‘People who are nearsighted have trouble focusing on distant objects.’

Pronunciation

nearsighted

/nɪəˈsʌɪtɪd/