Entry from British & World English dictionary
The inability to see things clearly, especially if they are relatively close to the eyes, owing to the focusing of rays of light by the eye at a point behind the retina. Also called hypermetropia.
- Defective vision due to short sight or long sight can be corrected by wearing spectacles, contact lenses or by LASIK.
- A significant proportion of the EMI students chose Options C and D, indicating that many of them could not distinguish between the effects of short sight and long sight.
- Some conditions such as short or long sight, eye muscle co-ordination problems and most lazy eyes can be corrected, and glasses are not always necessary.
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