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[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
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘My father had short sight and lost his eyesight due to glaucoma.’
- ‘‘Laser vision correction has been developed mainly for short sight and isn't as effective for long sight,’ he said.’
- ‘‘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.’
- ‘Defective vision due to short sight or long sight can be corrected by wearing spectacles, contact lenses or by LASIK.’
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