shortsighted - meaning and definition. What is shortsighted
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What (who) is shortsighted - definition

Nearsightedness; Short-sightedness; Shortsighted; Shortsightedness; Nearsighted; Near-sighted; Myopic; Short sight; Short sighted; Short-sighted; Near sighted; Near sightedness; Short sightedness; Miopia; Night myopia; Myopia, severe; Myopia as metaphor; Near sight; Near vision; Degenerative myopia; Malignant myopia; Myopic degeneration; Progressive myopic degeneration; Myopia
  • Glasses are commonly used to address near-sightedness.
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adj. shortsighted to + inf. (it was shortsighted of her not to make a reservation)
·adj Having little regard for the future; heedless.
II. Shortsighted ·adj Not able to see far; nearsighted; myopic. ·see Myopic, and Myopia.
III. Shortsighted ·adj Fig.: Not able to look far into futurity; unable to understand things deep; of limited intellect.



Near-sightedness, also known as myopia and short-sightedness, is an eye disease where light focuses in front of, instead of on, the retina. As a result, distant objects appear blurry while close objects appear normal. Other symptoms may include headaches and eye strain. Severe near-sightedness is associated with an increased risk of retinal detachment, cataracts, and glaucoma.

The underlying mechanism involves the length of the eyeball growing too long or less commonly the lens being too strong. It is a type of refractive error. Diagnosis is by eye examination.

Tentative evidence indicates that the risk of near-sightedness can be decreased by having young children spend more time outside. This decrease in risk may be related to natural light exposure. Near-sightedness can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or a refractive surgery. Eyeglasses are the easiest and safest method of correction. Contact lenses can provide a wider field of vision, but are associated with a risk of infection. Refractive surgery permanently changes the shape of the cornea.

Near-sightedness is the most common eye problem and is estimated to affect 1.5 billion people (22% of the world population). Rates vary significantly in different areas of the world. Rates among adults are between 15% to 49%. Among children, it affects 1% of rural Nepalese, 4% of South Africans, 12% of people in the US, and 37% in some large Chinese cities. In China the proportion of girls is slightly higher than boys. Rates have increased since the 1950s. Uncorrected near-sightedness is one of the most common causes of vision impairment globally along with cataracts, macular degeneration, and vitamin A deficiency.

Pronunciation examples for shortsighted
1. or a shortsighted way,
2. is, by far, too shortsighted.
3. to economy is shortsighted, cruel
4. It's an example of shortsighted, of
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5. You're being a little shortsighted here, Frank.
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Examples of use of shortsighted
1. "The West has been shortsighted in dealing with Pakistan.
2. This is both wrong and shortsighted." House Speaker J.
3. London psychotherapist Derek Draper believes this is shortsighted.
4. "I am convinced that fighting against Pakistani troops is shortsighted.
5. But it is shortsighted to dismiss centuries of tradition.