Someone who's farsighted can see distant objects more clearly than things that are nearby. If you're farsighted, you may need to get some reading glasses.
Do you squint at tiny type online or in magazines, but clearly see the print on a sign several yards away? You might be farsighted! A more figurative way to be farsighted is to have the ability to guess, predict, or plan for what's going to happen in the future. If a candidate has farsighted ideas about education and jobs, they'll probably make a good member of the city council or school committee.