hyperopia

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hyperopia

(hī'pərō`pēə): see farsightednessfarsightedness
or hyperopia,
condition in which far objects can be seen easily but there is difficulty in near vision. It is caused by a defect of refraction in which the image is focused behind the retina of the eye rather than upon it, either because the eyeball is
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hyperopia

[‚hī·pə′rō·pē·ə]
(medicine)
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It is the oldest and the most popular method in the world for the correction of spectacle powers (refractive errors): myopia, also called shortsightedness or nearsightedness; hypermetropia also called or longsightedness or farsightedness and astigmatism, for those using cylindrical correction in their glasses.
Ray, who normally wears contact lenses for slight longsightedness, is halfway through a four-week trial and is already a convert.