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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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When a hyperope wearing spectacles looks at a near target, their convergence away from the optical centre of the lenses creates base-out prism in each eye, with the base being the thicker part of the lens at the centre.
PGT result >3 with mid-spatial frequency grating A benefit from coloured filters could, conceivably, be attributable to latent hyperopia or accommodative dysfunction (see Figure 4, page 76), with longitudinal chromatic aberration (LCA) causing the patient to choose a blue overlay, in the way that an uncorrected hyperope finds green clearer on the duochrome test.
To turn it around the other way, if I had a patient who was emmetropic all their lives and following my cataract surgery they were a moderate hyperope or myope, they would be very clear that I had forced a handicap on them, and rightly so.
He maintains strong links with academia as a visiting lecturer at Aston, and is continuing his research by exploring the effect of peripheral defocus on axial growth and modulation of refractive error in hyperopes.