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.

Definitions of farsighted
  1. adjective
    able to see distant objects clearly
    synonyms: presbyopic
    eagle-eyed, farseeing, keen-sighted, longsighted
    capable of seeing to a great distance
    hypermetropic, hyperopic
    abnormal ability to focus of distant objects
    capable of discerning distant objects
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    myopic, nearsighted, shortsighted
    unable to see distant objects clearly
  2. adjective
    planning prudently for the future
    “large goals that required farsighted policies”
    synonyms: farseeing, foresighted, foresightful, long, longsighted, prospicient
    providing carefully for the future
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