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1. Nearsighted; myopic.
2. Lacking foresight.

short′sight′ed·ly adv.
short′sight′ed·ness n.
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Noun1.shortsightedness - (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive abilityshortsightedness - (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred
ophthalmology - the branch of medicine concerned with the eye and its diseases
ametropia - (ophthalmology) faulty refraction of light rays in the eye as in astigmatism or myopia
2.shortsightedness - a lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources
imprudence - a lack of caution in practical affairs
prodigality, profligacy, extravagance - the trait of spending extravagantly
thriftlessness, wastefulness, waste - the trait of wasting resources; "a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste"; "the wastefulness of missed opportunities"


n. V.: myopia.
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Myopia - also known as nearsightedness and shortsightedness - is a condition of the eye where the light that enters the eye does not directly focus on the retina, but in front of it.
The number with vision loss from severe myopia - or shortsightedness - is tipped to rise seven-fold between 2000 and 2050, with it becoming a leading cause of blindness.
Senator Grace Poe urged President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday to immediately replace Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, and not to wait for him to resign, saying the people have already endured more than three years of the latter's incompetence and shortsightedness.
The rugby team doctor suggested that I tried Ortho-k, a method of correcting shortsightedness by wearing contact lenses at night," she explains.
London, May 4 ( ANI ): Experts have blamed 'intense' levels of education for an epidemic of shortsightedness sweeping across eastern Asia.
On this day March 6, 1986: Huddersfield eye surgeon Mr Lal Aggarwal said he hoped to raise pounds 10,000 for HRI equipment that could banish shortsightedness.
Shortsightedness and lack of sustainability has always been the drawback in devising the short as well as long-term policies by policy makers in Pakistan, that subsequently pushed the country far back on road to progress.
In our opinion, recent cuts in the policy rate point towards SBP shortsightedness," Securities firm Arif Habib Ltd said in a note.
F ever there was a case of shortsightedness when it Icomes to implementing Government cuts, the decision to hack away at the Legal Aid budget is surely it.
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Last week I ran across evidence that underscores the ignorance and shortsightedness of Daniel Ritchie and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts's decision to axe the National Theatre Conservatory ("Phase-Out in Colorado," April '10).
THE surgeon who pioneered laser eye surgery to cure shortsightedness has announced a new technique which could prevent millions going blind.