- Contact lenses can be used most advantageously to correct myopia, but can also be used for hypermetropia and corneal astigmatism.
- Apart from testing the eye, they supply booklets detailing eye care with particular reference to refractive errors such as myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism.
- The medical name for long-sightedness is hypermetropia.
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- In the Western world some 15-20% of people are myopic and 40-50% hypermetropic, but in Japan and China 50-70% are myopic.
Mid 19th century: from Greek hupermetros 'beyond measure' (from huper 'over, above' + metron 'measure') + ōps 'eye'.
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