nearsighted


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

near·sight·ed

 (nîr′sī′tĭd)
adj.
Unable to see distant objects clearly; myopic.

near′sight′ed·ly adv.

near•sight•ed

(ˈnɪərˌsaɪ tɪd, -ˈsaɪ-)

adj.
1. seeing distinctly at a short distance only; myopic.
[1680–90]
near′sight`ed•ly, adv.
near′sight`ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nearsighted - unable to see distant objects clearly
farsighted, presbyopic - able to see distant objects clearly

nearsighted

near-sighted
adjective short-sighted, myopic She was so nearsighted she didn't even see the sign.
Translations

nearsighted

a. miope, corto-a de vista.

nearsighted

adj miope (form), corto de vista, que tiene dificultad para ver los objetos lejanos
References in classic literature ?
Porter turned in the direction indicated by the nearsighted Mr.
Have the goodness to draw your chair a little nearer, and let me look at you,' said Mrs Wititterly; 'I am so very nearsighted that I can't quite discern your features.
5B (a nearsighted evolutionary panorama), and Blake magic.
He said that nearsighted people often have headaches or eye strain and might squint or feel fatigued when driving or playing sports.
For those who are nearsighted, distant objects are out of focus.
Most contact lenses correct the patient's nearsighted, farsighted or astigmatic refractive error.
Farzad Yaghouti, a refractive surgery specialist from Harvard University, will continue to serve patients who are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism.
These results also suggest that during childhood, nearsighted participants had lower self-esteem, were lonelier, experienced more criticism about their physical aspects, weighed more, sat closer to the TV, and may have experienced more fear and more very stressful events or situations.
However, LRS may not be appropriate for those who are only nearsighted and/or have worn glasses most of their adult lives.
It helps to be nearsighted or use reading glasses; you can also place a thin partition between the photos so that each eye sees only one.
The study found that 24 percent with no high school education or other training were nearsighted, 35 percent of high school graduates and vocational school graduates were nearsighted, while 53 percent of university graduates were nearsighted.
Results of their work, known as the Gutenberg Health Study, show that myopia appeared to become more prevalent as education level increased: aACAo 24 percent with no high school education or other training were nearsighted aACAo 35 percent of high school graduates and vocational school graduates were nearsighted aACAo 53 percent of university graduates were nearsighted In addition to education levels completed, the researchers also found that people who spent more years in school proved to be more myopic, with nearsightedness worsening for each year of school.