farsighted vs presbyopic what difference

what is difference between farsighted and presbyopic


Alternative forms

  • far-sighted


far +‎ sighted


farsighted (comparative more farsighted, superlative most farsighted)

  1. Unable to focus with one’s eyes on near objects; presbyopic.
    Synonyms: hyperopic, long-sighted
    Antonyms: myopic, nearsighted, short-sighted
  2. Considering the future with respect to one’s own plans or deeds; showing anticipation.
    Synonyms: long-sighted, foresighted, sagacious

Derived terms

  • farsightedness




From presbyopia +‎ -ic.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹɛzbiˈɒpɪk/, /pɹɛsbiˈɒpɪk/


presbyopic (comparative more presbyopic, superlative most presbyopic)

  1. Affected by or pertaining to presbyopia. [from 19th c.]
    • 1996, David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, Abacus 2013, p. 11:
      the Moms, bent way down to me, hand reaching, her lowering face with its presbyopic squint, suddenly stopped, froze, beginning to I.D. what it was I held out []


presbyopic (plural presbyopics)

  1. An individual who has presbyopia.
    • 2014, Walter J. Kilner, The Human Atmosphere
      These experiments prove that some alteration has taken place in the eye equivalent to a lengthening of the eye, or a shortening of the principal focus, which enables presbyopics to read without glasses.

See also

  • myopic


  • presbyopic in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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