Definition of short sight in English:

short sight


mass noun
  • The inability to see things clearly unless they are relatively close to the eyes, owing to the focusing of rays of light by the eye at a point in front of the retina.

    Also called myopia
    • ‘After an eye test, a two-year-old child was found to have short sight and power of the glass to be worn is - 12.’
    • ‘Defective vision due to short sight or long sight can be corrected by wearing spectacles, contact lenses or by LASIK.’
    • ‘My father had short sight and lost his eyesight due to glaucoma.’
    • ‘‘If you have short sight, you can get special leave,’ he snapped.’
    • ‘Two teams of American optometrists independently tested the association between short sight and nursery lighting.’
    • ‘‘Laser vision correction has been developed mainly for short sight and isn't as effective for long sight,’ he said.’
    • ‘The hospital will offer new treatments not currently available on the NHS to treat conditions that lead to blindness in the elderly, and treatments for short sight.’


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