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farsighted

or

far-sighted

(fär′sī′tĭd)
adj.
1. Able to see distant objects better than objects at close range; hyperopic.
2. Capable of seeing to a great distance.

far′sight′ed·ly adv.

farsightedness

(far'sit'ed-nes)
An error of refraction in which, with accommodation completely relaxed, parallel rays come to a focus behind the retina. Affected individuals can see distant objects clearly, but cannot see near objects in proper focus.
Synonym: hyperopiafarsighted, adjective

Patient discussion about farsighted

Q. Is there a laser vision correction operation that will correct both near and farsightedness? My optometrist said that typical laservision would require that I wear glasses for reading since it only corrects farsightedness. I'm leery of the technique of doing only one eye for distance and leaving the other "as is" for reading. I seem to recall a brief news report of some new laser vision technique that corrects both near- and farsightedness. Is that true or were they referring to the "one eye for closeup and one eye for distance" type of correction that I'm skeptical about? Thanks!!

A. my mother-in-law had that done about a yeara ago,for both near and far,they make them the oppisite,i had my near sightness fixed two years ago and i love it should of done it sooner.....

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