Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or affected with hypermetropia; far-sighted.

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  • adj. abnormal ability to focus of distant objects

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Examples

  • The disastrous consequences of eye strain should be understood by all in charge of children who are naturally hypermetropic.

    Civics and Health

  • The young eye, for example, is too flat (hypermetropic) -- made to focus only on objects at a distance.

    Civics and Health

  • A _long-sighted_, or _hypermetropic_, eye is one which can focus light from distant objects, but not from near objects.

    Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools

  • Are we justified in concluding, then, that in the "good old times" of our great-grandmothers -- that idyllic time when women must have been at least free from the reproach that they, solely and unaided, were destroying the hopes of the race -- that myopic, hypermetropic and astigmatic eyes were not in existence?

    The Education of American Girls

  • My quoting Messrs. Lang and Barrett's figures was to bring more prominently to the notice of my hearers the fact that the eyes of primitive man resembled the eyes of the lower mammalia and that the natural eye as an organ of vision was hypermetropic, or far sighted, and that civilization was the cause of the myopic or near sighted eye.

    Scientific American Supplement No. 822, October 3, 1891

  • While the comparison is not quite admissible, yet the recent investigations carried on by Lang and Barrett, who examined the eyes of certain mammalia, found that the larger number were hypermetropic or far sighted.

    Scientific American Supplement No. 822, October 3, 1891

  • With all the difficulties which naturally surround such an examination they found that in fifty-two eyes of rabbits, thirty-six were hypermetropic and astigmatic, eight were hypermetropic only, five were myopic and astigmatic, and others presented mixed astigmatism.

    Scientific American Supplement No. 822, October 3, 1891

  • The eyes of five rats examined gave the following result: Some were far sighted, others were hypermetropic and astigmatic, one was slightly myopic and one had mixed astigmatism.

    Scientific American Supplement No. 822, October 3, 1891

  • Of six cows, five were hypermetropic and astigmatic and one was slightly myopic.

    Scientific American Supplement No. 822, October 3, 1891

  • Six horses were also examined, of which one had normal sight, three were hypermetropic and astigmatic, and two had a slight degree of astigmatism.

    Scientific American Supplement No. 822, October 3, 1891

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