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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ If the myopia is of high degree the vision may not be normal even with glasses.
▪ Illiteracy is not the only, nor the most important, evidence of national myopia.
▪ It appears that literacy causes myopia.
▪ It should be used as a platform from which to explore the different modes that he suggests of lessening the short-run myopia.
▪ She kept hitting my forehead, and penumbra replaced myopia, and my arms fell away, no longer offering interference.
▪ The child with high myopia is also at risk of further visual deterioration from muscular haemorrhage or retinal detachment.
▪ Tom Peters, finding such myopia hard to believe, attacked the attackers in an Open Letter to Congress.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Ametropia \Am`e*tro"pi*a\, n. [Gr. ? irregular + ?, ?, eye.] (Med.) a visual impairment resulting from faulty refraction of light rays in the eye. Subtypes include myopia astigmatism and hyperopia. -- Am`e*trop"ic, a.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"short-sightedness," 1727, medical Latin, from Late Greek myopia "near-sightedness," from myops "near-sighted," literally "closing the eyes," from myein "to shut" (see mute (adj.)) + ops (genitive opos) "eye" (see eye (n.)).


n. 1 (context pathology English) A disorder of the vision where distant objects appear blurred because the eye focuses their images in front of the retina instead of on it. 2 A lack of imagination, discernment or long-range perspective in thinking or planning.


n. (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred [syn: nearsightedness, shortsightedness] [ant: hyperopia]

Myopia (disambiguation)

Myopia is a refractive defect of the eye.

Myopia may also refer to:

In Music

  • Myopia (album), Tom Fogerty's fourth solo album
  • Myopia (band), a power metal band from Connecticut
  • "Myopia", a track from the Moby album Ambient
  • "Myopia", a track from the Enter Shikari album The Mindsweep

Other uses

  • Myopia Hunt Club, a foxhunting and private country club
  • Alcohol myopia, a cognitive-physiological theory
  • Marketing myopia, a concept in strategic management
Myopia (album)

Myopia was Tom Fogerty's fourth solo album. It was released by Fantasy Records in 1974. The cover painting is called "One Beat of Dove's Wing" by Paul Whitehead.

Myopia (band)

Myopia are an American power metal band from Connecticut assembled in 2004. In 2007, they released their first full-length album, "Nyght" under independent auspices. The album was recorded in Horizon Studios of West Haven, CT and mastered by Mika Jussila of Finnvox Studios, famous for mastering artists such as Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, and Children of Bodom.

The band has toured throughout the Northeastern United States and opened for national touring acts, including Sonata Arctica, Symphony X, Stratovarius, Edguy, Into Eternity, and Black Label Society.

They have most recently released their second full-length album, Silvers for the Never,on July 23, 2011.

As of November 13, 2011, they have officially dissolved, making the announcement via their Facebook page.

Usage examples of "myopia".

In fact, a blind ophthalmologist is not much good to anyone, but it was up to him to inform the health authorities, to warn them of this situation which might turn into a national catastrophe, nothing more nor less, of a form of blindness hitherto unknown, with every appearance of being highly contagious, and which, to all appearances, manifested itself without the previous existence of earlier pathological symptoms of an inflammatory, infectious or degenerative nature, as he was able to verify in the blind man who had come to consult him in his surgery, or as had been confirmed in his own case, a touch of myopia, a slight astigmatism, all so mild that he had decided, in the meantime, not to use corrective lenses.

Even his physical welfare seemed to be covered by a selection of exercise regimens and workout tapes that went all the way to an exercise in psuedo 3D that was supposed to prevent confinement-induced myopia.

So, in some cases, did the Cuckoos, sanctifying the spots as best their myopia knew how: with steeples and monuments.

She leans forward to read it in a way which endears her to him, even if it is the consequence of myopia rather than calculation.