noun. ['ˈniːrˌsaɪtɪdnəs'] (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred.
Rhymes with Nearsightedness
Sentences with nearsightedness
[Read more about nearsightedness vs. farsightedness.
Distance correction is called nearsightedness because you can see things closer but not at a distance.
3. Noun, singular or mass
As with nearsightedness, farsightedness can be treated with eyeglasses or contact lenses.