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optometrist

one who examines eyes and measures vision
Not to be confused with:
ophthalmologist – physician specializing in the eye
optician – one who makes lenses and eyeglasses
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree

op·tom·e·trist

 (ŏp-tŏm′ĭ-trĭst)
n.
A person who is professionally trained and licensed to examine the eyes for visual defects, diagnose problems or impairments, and prescribe corrective lenses or provide other types of treatment.
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optometrist

(ɒpˈtɒmɪtrɪst)
n
(Medicine) a person who is qualified to examine the eyes and prescribe and supply spectacles and contact lenses. Also called (esp Brit): ophthalmic optician Compare optician, ophthalmologist
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op•tom•e•trist

(ɒpˈtɒm ɪ trɪst)

n.
a licensed professional who practices optometry.
[1900–05]
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optometrist

Specialist in the testing eyes and prescribing of lenses to correct vision.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.optometrist - a person skilled in testing for defects of vision in order to prescribe corrective glassesoptometrist - a person skilled in testing for defects of vision in order to prescribe corrective glasses
specialiser, specialist, specializer - an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning
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Translations
optometrista
Optometrist

optometrist

[ɒpˈtɒmətrɪst] Noptometrista mf
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

optometrist

[ɒpˈtɒmətrɪst] n (mainly US)optométriste m/fopt-out clause nclause f de retrait
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

optometrist

n (US: = optician) → Optiker(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

op·tom·e·trist

n. optometrista, optómetra, profesional que practica la optometría.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

optometrist

n optómetra mf, optometrista mf (Ang)
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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New research has highlighted the effectiveness of optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology in improving the diagnostic ability of optometrists working in primary care.
OKLAHOMA CITY A bill allowing optometrists to set up practices in retail stores was signed into law Tuesday.
Optometrists work to promote healthy lifestyle decisions that can affect a patient's eyesight, such as not smoking and wearing safety glasses when doing dangerous work (BLS, 2018).
ISLAMABAD -- Children are developing permanent problems with their vision because they are not being given eye tests early enough, optometrists have warned.
EYE services need to be reformed "urgently" to meet demand, optometrists have claimed.
MAY I , on behalf of the independent optometrists in Wales, correct the somewhat misleading impression that occurred in Thursday's Western Mail in a full-page advertisement by Specsavers that they are the prime provider of advanced ophthalmic services in Wales.
THE Association of Optometrists has issued advice on good contact lens care as Halloween approaches - a time when people often experiment with different types of zeropowered cosmetic lenses.
Run by the Association of Optometrists (AOP), the awards recognise the highest levels of achievement in UK optics.
AOPTOMETRIST Sarah Farrant, a member of the College of Optometrists, says: "People can suffer from headaches for a number of different reasons.
A group of Texas optometrists is lobbying the State Legislature for more power to negotiate contracts with health insurance companies, and the measure they are supporting could hit consumers' wallets, some business advocates say.
At Cardiff University Optometrists we offer a professional service for patients of all ages and visual needs.