from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person affected with presbyopia.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who is affected with presbyopia; one who is long-sighted; a presbyte.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) One who has presbyopia; a farsighted person.

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  • noun medicine One who has presbyopia: a farsighted person

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person with presbyopia; someone who is farsighted resulting from the progressive loss with aging of the elasticity of the crystalline lens


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From Ancient Greek πρέσβυς (presbus, "old") and ὤψ (ōps, "eye").


  • If it is a question of a presbyope, let him look with his spectacles, and note the nearest domino seen distinctly.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 620, November 19,1887

  • I'm a presbyope (presbyopia is a condition faced by almost everyone over the age of 40 where the ability to focus on close objects gradually vanishes) and have struggled with bifocals and progressives for more than a decade.



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