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How to remember myopia and hyperopia

To remember the difference between myopia and hyperopia use the following mnemonics:

Sight short (is great)

Focus short

but have you noticed that myopia is the shorter of the two words myopia and hyperopia so now we have.

  Sight short  (is great)  
  Focus short    
  Word short  (myopia)  

So too then

Sight long is great

Focus long

and again the longer word out of myopia and hyperopia is hyperopia.

So we get:

  Sight long  (is great)  
  Focus long    
  Word long  (hyperopia)  

 

But if you want to recall the words myopia and hyperopia remember:

My old piano = Myopia 

was

Hyper-active = Overly long excitement = Hyperopia

You can then play with the words my and old piano (opia) and hyper:

My old hyperactive piano helps to remember myopia and hyperopia

My old piano (Myopia) was Hyperactive (Hyperopia).

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