optometrist


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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
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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)
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References in periodicals archive ?
This year, the AOP asked members to put themselves forward for six designated Council positions: undergraduate optometry student, pre-registration optometrist, newly-qualified optometrist, early career optometrist, dispensing optician and franchisee/ joint venture partner.
For example, an optometrist's office will have to be separate and apart from other common areas of a store.
Johnson is a 1978 graduate of IUS0, becoming the first African American woman optometrist in Mississippi.
The AOP's A B See campaign calls on parents to take their children for an NHS-funded sight test at local opticians every two years, or more often if their optometrist recommends it.
He added: "This is because it is 50% less expensive to treat via the local optometrist than in the hospital system."
Make sure you buy your lenses from an optometrist, optician or other properly supervised supplier.
A LOCAL optometrist is in the running for a national award in recognition of his services to eye health.
"It''''s important that your daughter visits an optometrist for a sight test, especially if she hasn''''t had one recently, as an undiagnosed sight condition could hinder her school work.
| Optometrist Jonathan Baston explaining the results of a retinal fundus photography examination
An optometrist uses a small, hand-held instrument called a retinoscope, which bounces a light beam off the back of your eye and back into the instrument.