The definition of nearsighted is someone who clearly sees things that are close, but has difficulty seeing far away objects.
An example of someone nearsighted is a person who wears glasses in order to see the movie screen.
Unable to see distant objects clearly; myopic.
(comparative more nearsighted, superlative most nearsighted)
- Alternative form of near-sighted.
- While implantable lenses are increasing in popularity, there are still some nearsighted individuals out there who have no idea that there is help outside of the traditional eyeglasses and contact lenses.
- For the 2 percent of the population who are extremely nearsighted, an inherently weak sclera, whose fibers are not held together tightly, causes the eye to stretch.
- For people who are farsighted, images come into focus behind the retina; for people who are nearsighted, images come into focus in front of the retina.
- A child's refractive status or power of the eye when he or she begins school is a good indicator of whether the child will become nearsighted.
- Prior to his invention around 1760, the convex and concave lenses (farsighted and nearsighted lenses respectively) were worn separately.