Definition of hyperopia in English:


Line breaks: hyper|opia
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpərˈəʊpɪə


  • another term for hypermetropia.
    More example sentences
    • Whether myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism is present, surgical correction attempts to redirect light rays to accommodate the refractive error.
    • Astigmatism may occur with myopia or hyperopia.
    • In the treatment of ‘gross’ errors of refraction - myopia, astigmatism and hyperopia - LASIK is one of the procedures of choice.



Pronunciation: /-ˈɒpɪk/
More example sentences
  • The LASIK procedure can improve myopic and hyperopic vision with or without astigmatism in acceptable candidates.
  • The surgical procedure is similar for hyperopic patients, although the surgical technique varies to accommodate the flatter cornea.
  • Among the list of abstracts that appear, one describes the author's review of the current status of hyperopic LASIK.


late 19th century: from hyper- 'beyond' + Greek ōps 'eye'.

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