Myopia is nearsightedness, or a lack of ability to look at the big picture and consider complex or long-term ideas.noun
- Nearsightedness is an example of myopia.
- A lack of intellectual knowledge or curiosity is an example of myopia.
- an abnormal eye condition in which light rays from distant objects are focused in front of the retina instead of on it, so that the objects are not seen distinctly; nearsightedness
- lack of understanding or foresight
Origin: ModL < Gr myōpia < myōps: see myope
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- A visual defect in which distant objects appear blurred because their images are focused in front of the retina rather than on it; nearsightedness. Also called short sight.
- Lack of discernment or long-range perspective in thinking or planning: “For Lorca, New York is a symbol of spiritual myopia” (Edwin Honig).
Origin: Greek muōpiā, from muōps, muōp-, nearsighted : mūein, to close the eyes + ōps, eye; see okw- in Indo-European roots.
- my·opˈic adjective
- my·opˈi·cal·ly adverb
myopia - Cultural Definition
Nearsightedness. Myopia is a visual defect in which light that enters the eye is focused in front of the retina rather than directly on it, so that distant objects appear blurred. Myopia can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or LASIK.
- The term is often used to indicate an inability to see into the future: “The new policy is incredibly myopic, and puts future generations at a great disadvantage for the sake of a few short-term gains.”
myopia - Medical Definition
- myopic adjective
Top: myopic vision
Bottom: corrected vision
myopia - Science Definition
top: When the focal point (f) of light falls in front of the retina, vision is blurred.
bottom: A concave-shaped lens corrects the defect by focusing light on the retina.
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