Besides the literal meaning of being shortsighted or nearsighted - that is, having myopia - myopic also has a figurative meaning, being used to describe someone who lacks foresight or discernment, or is narrow-minded.

My*op"ic (?), a.

Pertaining to, or affected with, or characterized by, myopia; nearsighted.

Myopic astigmatism, a condition in which the eye is affected with myopia in one meridian only.


© Webster 1913.

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