Meaning of long-sighted in English:


Pronunciation /ˌlɒŋˈsʌɪtɪd/


  • 1British Unable to see things clearly, especially if they are relatively close to the eyes, owing to the focusing of rays of light by the eye at a point behind the retina; hyperopic.

    North American term far-sighted

    ‘If you are diagnosed as long-sighted, it is likely that your optician will prescribe glasses or contact lenses to correct your vision.’
    • ‘Left untreated, young children who are long-sighted may eventually lose vision in one eye.’
    • ‘They also check that a child can follow movement in the normal field of vision (looking up, down, and side to side), and is not short-sighted or long-sighted.’
    • ‘Mr. Ramsay is long-sighted, able to see clearly at a distance, but his view is often blocked by obstacles at close range.’
    • ‘In fact, many get so long-sighted they need reading glasses.’
    • ‘We all get long-sighted as we get older, and the red end of the spectrum is where we are first affected.’
    1. 1.1Having imagination or foresight.
      ‘While some of its specifics are a problem, the overall argument provides a coherent, long-sighted perspective on this most restive period in the history of the stage.’
      • ‘I think it the most long-sighted view it is possible to take.’