hyperope(redirected from hypermetrope)
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top: normal eye with light focused on the retina
bottom:hyperopic eye with light focused behind the retina
An abnormal condition of the eye in which vision is better for distant objects than for near objects. It results from the eyeball being too short from front to back, causing images to be focused behind the retina. Also called farsightedness, hypermetropia.
hy′per·ope′ (hī′pə-rōp′) n.
hy′per·o′pic (-ō′pĭk, -ŏp′ĭk) adj.
(General Physics) optics a person who is far-sighted or has hyperopia