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1. Having the ability to see.
2. Having eyesight of a specified kind. Often used in combination: keen-sighted.
n. (used with a pl. verb)
People who have the ability to see considered as a group.

sight′ed·ness n.
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Noun1.sightedness - normal use of the faculty of visionsightedness - normal use of the faculty of vision
visual modality, visual sense, vision, sight - the ability to see; the visual faculty
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It is proven that acupressure has been successful in treating short-sightedness, long sightedness, cataract, glaucoma and other eye ailments and by using the acupressure points correctly one can treat these disorders.
London, August 18 ( ANI ): Excessive smartphone use has led kids, as young as seven, to have risks of 'screen sightedness,' a new study has revealed.
Lens replacement surgery is also an alternative treatment to laser eye surgery, particularly for high refractive errors such as extreme near sightedness and extreme far sightedness.
Shame on you, Mr Jeffrey and your colleagues, for such short sightedness.
Rates of short sightedness, also known as myopia, are soaring around the world.
Here was a fable of embodiment, turned away from the iconic sightedness of the image back to the indexical touch of the drawing body, its imprint, its projection, and its enlargement.
Despite the recognition it receives, we learn how little is factually known about the animal itself; however the use of primary sources throughout leaves little doubt about the self-interest and relentless pursuit that drove this animal to the brink; and the short sightedness and neglect that let it fall over.
It's been estimated 15 per cent of the population wear glasses for short- sightedness, while virtually everyone needs glasses for reading by their 50s and beyond.
The new history of medicine problematizes the progress and chronology of science and medicine and the importance and far sightedness of individual scientists and physicians.
Then, there was laser eye surgery; an innovative treatment for correcting short and long sightedness.
A revolutionary new eye operation which cures long and short sightedness together is now being used in Cardiff.
The public are suffering because of the wretched feuding between Gordon Brown and John Reid and put at risk by their short sightedness.