If the subject cannot read up to the twenty-foot line, nearsightedness or astigmatism is indicated.
The squire was a thin, pale little man, with the pinched look of nearsightedness about his eyes.
nearsightedness near·sight·ed·ness (nēr'sī'tĭd-nĭs)n. Myopia.
nearsighted near·sight·ed (nēr'sī'tĭd)adj. Unable to see distant objects clearly; myopic.