nearsightedness nearsightedness  /ˈnir ˌsaɪ tɪd nəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Here's help: the new Verisyse corrective lens, which treats nearsightedness too severe for laser surgery to fix.
  2. In nearsightedness, light is focused in front of the retina instead of on it.
  3. True, we're at a slightly greater risk of developing glaucoma and detached retinas, but for most of us, nearsightedness is a minor inconvenience.

News

  1. In the field: Outdoor Slam offers activities for all ages

    Help improve your child’s eyesight by bringing them to the Summer Outdoor Slam this Saturday at Curt Gowdy State Park. A recent study published by Science News finds that when children spend time outdoors, it helps prevent or minimize nearsightedness.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Laramie Boomerang

  2. Duke researchers take a close look at myopia

    The reasons why one child inherits a parent’s nearsightedness while another offspring has perfect vision have long been fuzzy.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Charlotte Observer

Quotes

  • Grossman sees Israel as: "A victim once again -- but this time, a victim of itself, of its own anxieties and despair, of its own nearsightedness."
    on Oct 2, 2009 By: David Grossman Source: Los Angeles Times

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