Hypermetropia vs. Myopia

Hypermetropia vs. Myopia — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Hypermetropia and Myopia

Hypermetropianoun

See hyperopia.

Myopianoun

A visual defect in which distant objects appear blurred because their images are focused in front of the retina rather than on it. Also called nearsightedness, short sight.

Hypermetropianoun

hyperopia

Myopianoun

Lack of discernment or long-range perspective in thinking or planning

"For Lorca, New York is a symbol of spiritual myopia" (Edwin Honig).

Hypermetropianoun

abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects

Myopianoun

(pathology) A disorder of the vision where distant objects appear blurred because the eye focuses their images in front of the retina instead of on it.

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Myopianoun

(figurative) A lack of imagination, discernment or long-range perspective in thinking or planning.

Myopianoun

(ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred