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[Greek hupermetros, beyond measure (huper-, hyper- + metron, measure; see meter2) + -opia.]

hy′per·me·tro′pic (-trō′pĭk, -trŏp′ĭk), hy′per·me·tro′pi·cal adj.
hy′per·met′ro·py (-mĕt′rə-pē) n.
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Adj.1.hypermetropic - abnormal ability to focus of distant objects
ophthalmology - the branch of medicine concerned with the eye and its diseases
farsighted, presbyopic - able to see distant objects clearly
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According to J&J, the benefits of the range for practitioners include simple lens selection, whether patients are myopic, hypermetropic or astigmatic, as well as a 93% first-fit success.
From an anatomical point of view, a normal, non-pathological eye is known as an emmetropic eye, and has been studied very little until now in comparison with myopic and hypermetropic eyes.
He's less than chuffed that the press have started describing him as a veteran, but the rest of it is water off a duck's back' the lot in life of an unusually tall, hypermetropic, 34-year-old jump jockey with a necessary disregard for the style of the age.
Moreover, in that there is a view of the Islanders as `extremely close observer[s] of nature' (Rivers 1901, 44) and results from tests that show them to be hypermetropic, and to step in line with Lord Rayleigh's standpoint in the literature, Rivers contended that
For example, a speech and language therapist trying to encourage a child to copy rather subtle mouth movements will need to know that the child is hypermetropic and therefore has spectacles to wear for close work so that he/she can adequately see the mouth movements.
Measurement of accommodation (see article three of this series, OT March 23, 2012) is essential in deciding on whether hypermetropic prescriptions should be prescribed especially in children who cannot yet carry out near acuity measurements and/or describe symptoms.