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-ˈɒp ɪkpres·by·opic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. farsighted, presbyopicadjective

    able to see distant objects clearly


  1. presbyopicadjective

    Affected by presbyopia; also, remedying presbyopia; farsighted.


  1. presbyopic

    Presbyopia is physiological insufficiency of accommodation associated with the aging of the eye that results in progressively worsening ability to focus clearly on close objects. Also known as age-related farsightedness (or age-related long sight in the UK), it affects many adults over the age of 40. A common sign of presbyopia is difficulty reading small print which results in having to hold reading material farther away. Other symptoms associated can be headaches and eyestrain. Different people will have different degrees of problems. Other types of refractive errors may exist at the same time as presbyopia. This condition is similar to hypermetropia or far-sightedness which starts in childhood and exhibits similar symptoms of blur in the vision for close objects. Presbyopia is a typical part of the aging process. It occurs due to age related changes in the lens (decreased elasticity and increased hardness) and ciliary muscle (decreased strength and ability to move the lens), causing the eye to focus right behind rather than on the retina when looking at close objects. It is a type of refractive error along with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Diagnosis is by an eye examination.Presbyopia can be corrected using glasses, contact lenses, multifocal intraocular lenses, or LASIK (presbyLASIK) surgery. The most common treatment is glass correction using appropriate convex lens. Glasses used to correct presbyopia may be simple reading glasses, bifocals, trifocals, or progressive lens.People over 40 are at risk for developing presbyopia and all people become affected to some degree. Around 25% of people (1.8 billion globally) are currently affected.


  1. presbyopic

    Presbyopic refers to a condition associated with aging in which the eye exhibits a progressively diminished ability to focus on near objects. It typically occurs around midlife and results in difficulty reading small print or performing close-up tasks. The term can also be used as an adjective to describe someone who has this condition.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Presbyopicadjective

    affected by presbyopia; also, remedying presbyopia; farsighted

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of presbyopic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of presbyopic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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