Definition of farsighted in US English:



North American
  • 1Unable to see things clearly, especially if they are relatively close to the eyes, owing to the focusing of rays of light by the eye at a point behind the retina; hyperopic.

    British term longsighted
    • ‘They seem to be farsighted and rely on touch to identify objects close up.’
    • ‘You might choose LASIK if you're nearsighted or farsighted, with or without astigmatism.’
    • ‘Those who are farsighted or who have astigmatism also may be helped by LASIK surgery.’
    • ‘Eyes that are anteriorly or posteriorly shorter than the normal eye size with too little refractive power are hyperopic, or farsighted.’
    • ‘When all goes well, nearsighted and farsighted patients alike, as well as those with astigmatisms, end up with vastly improved, sometimes perfect vision.’
    • ‘Children with vision problems may be nearsighted or farsighted.’
    • ‘Bifocal lenses, which have a small plus segment, can help a farsighted person read or do close work, such as sewing.’
    • ‘Those who are farsighted and prematurely presbyopic may indeed be candidates for this procedure but not most aviators.’
    • ‘By middle age, most farsighted people need corrective lenses to improve their near vision.’
    • ‘While in some rare cases one eye may be nearsighted and the other farsighted, both conditions may not exist within the same eye.’
    • ‘Both nearsighted and farsighted people can have astigmatism.’
    • ‘He is nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other.’
    • ‘Accommodative esotropia, which usually begins in toddlers who are farsighted, is an example.’
    • ‘With my right eye nearsighted and my left eye farsighted, I may again need distance glasses to regain 20/20 vision and full depth perception.’
    • ‘There is a greater number of the population who are farsighted, have astigmatism, or have a combination of astigmatism with either farsightedness or nearsightednes.’
    1. 1.1 Seeing or able to see for a great distance.
    2. 1.2 Having or showing imagination or foresight.
      ‘a farsighted businessman’
      ‘farsighted ideas on education’
      • ‘It would have been so much better if it took its epic notions and truly expanded them into a farsighted, imaginative exploration of emotion in society.’
      • ‘So it is encouraging to report that one farsighted businessman is looking to use the river to alleviate traffic problems during this summer's Royal Ascot horseracing festival.’
      prudent, prescient, foresighted, discerning, judicious, shrewd, percipient, provident, forearmed, politic, canny
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