farsightedness farsightedness  /ˌfɑr ˈsaɪ tɪd nəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a reduced ability to focus on near objects caused by loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens after age 45
  2. (n) abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects
  3. (n) seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing

Usage(s):

  • Many refuse to operate on patients with normal-size pupils whose correction is greater than -12 for nearsightedness and 4 for farsightedness.

News

  1. Vinod Khosla-backed smartphone diagnostic creating portable eye exam raises $2M

    A group of entrepreneurs who wants to make eye exams more accessible in developing countries has raised $2 million for a smartphone attachment that claims to diagnose nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, according to a Form D filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EyeNetra’s device, NETRA G, is based on technology developed in the [...]
    on June 28, 2013     Source: MedCity News

  2. This New Contact Lens Basically Turns Your Eye Into a Telescope

    Contact lenses are great if your only issue is near or farsightedness, but for those struggling with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness among older adults, those flimsy little lenses ain't going to cut it—or at least not the kind of contact lenses you're used to. But soon, AMD-sufferers could see their vision vastly improving thanks to a slim, adjustable ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Gizmodo

Quotes

  1. "A huge task awaits him, but I know he has the necessary energy and farsightedness to tackle it with success," Blair said.
    on May 7, 2007 By: Tony Blair Source: EUbusiness (press release)

  2. "The decision of the UPA government lacks farsightedness," Modi said, adding that now the hosting of Commonwealth Games in 2010 will also come under clouds.
    on Mar 22, 2009 By: Narendra Modi Source: Hindustan Times

  3. "Forty years after its publication, that teaching not only shows itself to be unchanged in its truth, but it reveals the farsightedness with which the problem was tackled," Benedict said.
    on May 10, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: International Herald Tribune

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