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sight

 [sīt]
a thing seen.
far sight hyperopia.
near sight myopia.
night sight hemeralopia.

sight

(sīt),
The ability or faculty of seeing.
See also: vision.
[A.S. gesihth]

sight

(sīt) vision (1, 2).
far sight  hyperopia.
near sight  myopia.
night sight  hemeralopia.
second sight  senopia.

sight

[sīt]
Etymology: AS, gesiht
1 the special sense that enables the shape, size, position, and color of objects to be perceived; the faculty of vision. It is the principal function of the eye.
2 that which is seen.

sight

(sīt)
The ability or faculty of seeing.
See also: vision
[A.S. gesihth]

sight 

The special sense by which the colour, form, position, shape, etc. of objects is perceived when light from these objects impinges upon the retina of the eye.

sight,

n the special sense that enables the shape, size, position, and color of objects to be perceived; the sense or faculty of vision.

sight

1. the act or faculty of vision, involving the eye itself, the visual center in the brain, and the optic nerve and nerve fibers in the brain that connect the two.
2. a thing seen.

Patient discussion about sight

Q. What age does eye sight stabilizes? I was just wondering at what age does your eye sight usually level off and stop getting worse? Any ideas much appreciated!

A. It will stabilize in a few years-age of 26-27.That is the average age people perform lasik surgery.
It is also the age the eye is fully grown.
Don't worry it will not get much worse maybe about -0,75.
Take care

Q. What can you do to make your eye sight better? My eye sight isn’t that great. Is there anyway to improve it, like eating certain foods or drinking certain drinks?

A. There is something called the Bates Method. It is a combination of relaxation and exercises with the eyes. Depending on the problems you have with your eyes it may help. Do an internet search on Bates Method and you will get some info on it and a couple years ago I actually found a place I downloaded a description of some of the exercises.

Q. My vision is blurry and I see zigzag lines, what is it from? Every now and again, usually after sitting a few hours in front of the computer or not sleeping enough at night, I start getting blurry vision. I see zigzag lines in front of my eyes and it can take sometimes an hour to go away. What is this from?

A. It sounds like you have a migraine. A migraine that comes with blurry vision and zigzags (an aura) is called a classic migraine. The aura of migraine typically lasts from 20 minutes to an hour. Some patients have prolonged aura symptoms that can last hours to days. The aura also typically ends before the headache itself begins. When migraine aura symptoms are prolonged or last into or through the headache phase these types of migraine are commonly referred to as complicated migraines.

More discussions about sight
References in classic literature ?
Now, that which imparts truth to the known and the power of knowing to the knower is what I would have you term the idea of good, and this you will deem to be the cause of science, and of truth in so far as the latter becomes the subject of knowledge; beautiful too, as are both truth and knowledge, you will be right in esteeming this other nature as more beautiful than either; and, as in the previous instance, light and sight may be truly said to be like the sun, and yet not to be the sun, so in this other sphere, science and truth may be deemed to be like the good, but not the good; the good has a place of honour yet higher.
But among the lower classes the art of Sight Recognition is regarded as an unattainable luxury.
It seemed that the Wagambi warriors had ventured too far out in their frail craft, and when caught by a heavy tide and a high wind from offshore they had been driven out of sight of land.
He was a hundred yards away, perhaps, when one of the whites caught sight of him.
They were in a blue funk, and the sight of the naked white warrior stepping silently out of the jungle through which they had just passed had been sufficient shock to let loose in action all the pent nerve energy of Malbihn, who had been the first to see the strange apparition.
The lesser beasts flee from me in terror," he murmured, half to himself, "the greater beasts are ready to tear me to pieces at sight.
XS Sight's newest high-visibility personal-defense sights feature a figure-eight, inline sight picture for a fast and easy two-point alignment.
If it were conveniently possible, I'd have peep sights on every rifle I own.
What's unique about the RBU is that it integrates fixed iron sights into the base plate that replaces the rear sight.
Perhaps the original sights were OK for a fast-and-dirty, close range sight picture but I wanted greater accuracy potential.
IT WASN'T SO LONG AGO THAT SIGHTS ON defensive handgun were considered, well, if not quite irrelevant, unimportant.
Recently, I was reading a piece about elite snake-eating specwar soldiers, and the author mentioned in passing how the EOTech or Aimpoint red dot sights on their rifles were actually backup sighting systems.