- Ophthalmology. a condition of the eye in which parallel rays are focused in front of the retina, objects being seen distinctly only when near to the eye; nearsightedness (opposed to hyperopia).
- lack of foresight or discernment; obtuseness.
- narrow-mindedness; intolerance.
Origin of myopia
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Historical Examples of myopia
The most prevalent of these maladies are spinal curvature and myopia.Spontaneous Activity in Education
This myopia was destined to have the most vital influence on his art.Rodin: The Man and his Art
The author's view is evidently distorted by biographer's myopia.The Beginners of a Nation
It is, at the very least, as difficult to become a member of Myopia as of the Royal and Ancient.
Myopia, I am told, will use the black ball with joy when there is a candidate at the doors.
- inability to see distant objects clearly because the images are focused in front of the retina; short-sightedness
Word Origin for myopia
Word Origin and History for myopia
- A visual defect in which distant objects appear blurred because their images are focused in front of the retina rather than on it; nearsightedness; shortsightedness.
- A defect of the eye that causes light to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it, resulting in an inability to see distant objects clearly. Myopia is often caused by an elongated eyeball or a misshapen lens. Also called nearsightedness Compare hyperopia.