Definition of nearsighted in US English:

nearsighted

adjective

North American
  • Unable 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; myopic.

    • ‘Imagine an accountant who can add but can't subtract, and who is so nearsighted he can't see past his nose.’
    • ‘Both nearsighted and farsighted people can have astigmatism.’
    • ‘But I was foolish then, spirited and wilful, and so cursedly nearsighted.’
    • ‘He is nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If the price of oil does drop, along with Mexico's production, the country's nearsighted politicians will have a lot to answer for.’
    • ‘He sat at the table studying them with his nearsighted eyes and raspy breathing.’
    • ‘People who are nearsighted have trouble focusing on distant objects.’
    • ‘When all goes well, nearsighted and farsighted patients alike, as well as those with astigmatisms, end up with vastly improved, sometimes perfect vision.’
    • ‘It would be hard to design a more counterproductive, nearsighted foreign policy.’
    • ‘Some children lose their 20/20 vision about age eight or nine when they become 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.’
    • ‘They are nearsighted, and do not see past the aura of bright lies that he has shrouded himself in.’
    • ‘Children with vision problems may be nearsighted or farsighted.’
    • ‘This procedure may help more than 62,000 Americans who are nearsighted.’
    • ‘However, sitting too close to a TV may indicate that a child is nearsighted.’
    • ‘Without them, he is extremely nearsighted and sees the world as a blur.’
    • ‘Part of the cornea is surgically removed and the cornea is reshaped to eliminate the need for glasses for nearsighted patients.’
    • ‘However, such views are decidedly nearsighted.’
    • ‘This personal and political avoidance of poverty issues is nearsighted and unconscionable.’
    • ‘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.’
    myopic
    short-sighted, myopic
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Pronunciation

nearsighted

/ˈnirˌsīdəd//ˈnɪrˌsaɪdəd/