Definition of hypermetropia in English:

hypermetropia

Line breaks: hyper|me¦tro¦pia
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpəmɪˈtrəʊpɪə
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Long-sightedness.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Derivatives

hypermetropic

Pronunciation: /-ˈtrɒpɪk/
adjective
More example sentences
  • In the Western world some 15-20% of people are myopic and 40-50% hypermetropic, but in Japan and China 50-70% are myopic.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek hupermetros 'beyond measure' (from huper 'over, above' + metron 'measure') + ōps 'eye'.

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