What are the medical terms for nearsightedness and farsightedness?

  • Posted on: 10 March 2015
  • By: gassrini

* The medical term for nearsightedness is myopia, correctable with glasses, contact lenses or, in some cases, refractive surgery (LASIK or Corneal Ring Implants).

* The medical term for farsightedness is hyperopia, correctable with glasses, contact lenses or, in some cases, refractive surgery.

* Related conditions (also correctable with glasses or contact lenses) include astigmatism and presbyopia.