Origin of hyperopiahyper- + -opia
abnormal vision in which the rays of light are focused behind the retina, so that distant objects are seen more clearly than near ones; farsightedness
An abnormal condition of the eye in which vision is better for distant objects than for near objects. It results from the eyeball being too short from front to back, causing images to be focused behind the retina. Also called farsightedness . Also called hypermetropia .
top: normal eye with light focused on the retina
bottom:hyperopic eye with light focused behind the retina
A defect of the eye that causes light to focus behind the retina instead of directly on it, resulting in an inability to see near objects clearly. Hyperopia is often caused by a shortened eyeball or a misshapen lens. Also called farsightedness
- (pathology) A disorder of the vision where the eye focusses images behind the retina instead of on it, so that distant objects can be seen better than near objects.
From hyper- + -opia.
hyperopia - Medical Definition
An abnormal condition of the eye in which vision is better for distant objects than for near objects. It results from the eyeball being too short from front to back, causing images to be focused behind the retina. Also called farsightedness
- hy′per·ope′ (hī′pə-rōp′)
- hy′per·o′pic (-ō′pĭk, -ŏp′ĭk)
- Some of the contacts that the company offers include contacts for individuals suffering from myopia or hyperopia, contacts for individuals suffering from presbyopia, sports tinted contact lenses, and contact lenses for therapeutic use.
- The purpose of eyeglasses and contact lenses is to correct or improve the vision of people with nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), presbyopia, and astigmatism.
- There are hybrid lenses for those who suffer from myopia, presbyopia, astigmatism, keratoconus, hyperopia, and more.
- Myopia is less likely to develop by age 13 if a child still has at least 0.75 diopters of hyperopia at age eight.