Definitions and Examples of myopia, nearsightedness
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
A condition of the eye where objects up close appear clear, but objects far away appear blurry.
She had to wear glasses because of her myopia and couldn't see the blackboard from the back of the classroom.
A condition of the eye where objects up close are seen clearly, but objects far away appear blurry.
He couldn't read the street signs while driving because of his nearsightedness.
Key Differences: myopia vs nearsightedness
- 1Myopia is a medical term that describes a condition where objects far away appear blurry, while objects up close are clear.
- 2Nearsightedness is a layman's term for the same condition as myopia.
Effective Usage of myopia, nearsightedness
- 1Medical Context: Use myopia to describe the condition in a medical context.
- 2Layman's Terms: Use nearsightedness to describe the condition in everyday language.
The antonyms myopia and nearsightedness describe the same condition of the eyesight where objects far away appear blurry, while objects up close are clear. Use myopia in a medical context and nearsightedness in everyday language.