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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
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Noun1.hyperope - a person with hyperopia; a farsighted person
visually impaired person - someone who has inferior vision
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