noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1886 the health-care profession concerned especially with examining the eye for defects and faults of refraction, with prescribing correctional lenses or eye exercises, with diagnosing diseases of the eye, and with treating such diseases or referring them for treatment • optometric adjective

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  • optometry — 1886, from optometer (1738), an instrument for testing vision, from opto sight, from Gk. optos seen, visible + METER (Cf. meter). Probably influenced by Fr. optométrie …   Etymology dictionary

  • optometry — ► NOUN ▪ the occupation of measuring eyesight, prescribing corrective lenses, and detecting eye disease …   English terms dictionary

  • optometry — [äp täm′ə trē] n. [see OPTIC & METRY] 1. measurement of the range and power of vision 2. the profession of examining the eyes and measuring errors in refraction and of prescribing glasses to correct these defects optometric [äp΄tə met′rik] adj.… …   English World dictionary

  • Optometry — An optical refractor (phoropter) in use Optometry is a health care profession concerned with eyes and related structures, as well as vision, visual systems, and vision information processing in humans. Optometrists, or Doctors of Optometry, are… …   Wikipedia

  • optometry — optometrical /op teuh me tri keuhl/, adj. /op tom i tree/, n. the practice or profession of examining the eyes, by means of suitable instruments or appliances, for defects in vision and eye disorders in order to prescribe corrective lenses or… …   Universalium

  • optometry — noun The art and science of vision and eye care …   Wiktionary

  • optometry — 1. The profession concerned with the examination of the eyes and related structures to determine the presence of vision problems and eye disorders and with the prescription and adaptation of lenses and other optical aids or the use of visual… …   Medical dictionary

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  • optometry — É‘p tÉ‘mɪtrɪ /É’p tÉ’ n. practice of examining the eyes to diagnose visual defects and prescribe corrective lenses or other forms of treatment …   English contemporary dictionary

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