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    eyesight

    I know what is prebyopia and astigmatism.

    Can I say :

    1. My eyes are having prebyopia.
    2. My eyes are having astigmatism.
    3. My eyes are astigmatistic.

    Any other suggestion?

    Ju

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    Re: eyesight

    It's unusual in colloquial Br English to specify. People say they're long-sighted, short-sighted,.... etc. If you've just had your eyes tested you might say 'He said I was slightly presbyopic' - the word in that context is obviously quoted from the language of an eye-expert. But if I went around saying 'I'm presbyopic' I'd sound very pompous.

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    Re: eyesight

    You could say "My arms are getting too short to read."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #4

    Re: eyesight

    I would say "I have an astigmatism."

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    Re: eyesight

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    You could say "My arms are getting too short to read."
    Is it an idiom?

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    Re: eyesight

    No. But if you don't understand it, you're too young to suffer from it.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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