Optometrist Op*tom"e*trist, n. One who is skilled in or practices optometry, especially one who examines the eyes for defects in vision and prescribes the proper lenses to correct any defects discovered. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

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  • optometrist — UK [ɒpˈtɒmətrɪst] / US [ɑpˈtɑmətrɪst] noun [countable] Word forms optometrist : singular optometrist plural optometrists an optician …   English dictionary

  • optometrist — See oculist. See oculist, optician, ophthalmologist, optometrist …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • optometrist — [[t]ɒptɒ̱mətrɪst[/t]] optometrists N COUNT An optometrist is the same as an optician. [mainly AM] (in BRIT, usually use optician) …   English dictionary

  • optometrist — noun Date: 1903 a specialist licensed to practice optometry compare ophthalmologist, optician …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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