- Farsightedness; the ability to see distant objects more clearly than close objects. Hyperopia may be corrected with glasses or contact lenses.
* * *Longsightedness; that optical condition in which only convergent rays can be brought to focus on the retina. SYN: far sight, farsightedness, hypermetropia, long sight. [hyper- + G. ops, eye]- facultative h. SYN: manifest h..- total h. (Ht) that which can be determined after complete paralysis of accommodation by means of a cycloplegic.
* * *hy·per·opia .hī-pə-'rō-pē-ə n a condition in which visual images come to a focus behind the retina of the eye and vision is better for distant than for near objects called also farsightedness, hypermetropiahy·per·opic -'rō-pik, -'räp-ik adj
* * *n.the usual US term for hypermetropia.
* * *hy·per·opia (hi″pər-oґpe-ə) [hyper- + -opia] an error of refraction in which rays of light entering the eye parallel to the optic axis are brought to a focus behind the retina, as a result of the eyeball being too short from front to back. Symbol H. Called also farsightedness (because the near point is more distant than it is in emmetropia with an equal amplitude of accommodation) and hypermetropia. hyperopic adj
Medical dictionary. 2011.