optometry


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op·tom·e·try

 (ŏp-tŏm′ĭ-trē)
n.
The practice or profession of an optometrist.

[Greek optos, visible; see okw- in Indo-European roots + -metry.]

op′to·met′ric (ŏp′tə-mĕt′rĭk), op′to·met′ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl) adj.

optometry

(ɒpˈtɒmɪtrɪ)
n
(Medicine) the science or practice of testing visual acuity and prescribing corrective lenses
optometric adj

op•tom•e•try

(ɒpˈtɒm ɪ tri)

n.
the practice or profession of examining the eyes for defects of vision and eye disorders in order to prescribe corrective lenses or other appropriate treatment.
[1890–95]
op•to•met•ri•cal (ˌɒp təˈmɛ trɪ kəl) adj.

optometry

the practice or profession of testing eyes for defects in vision and the prescribing of corrective glasses. — optometrist, n. — optometrical, adj.
See also: Eyes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.optometry - the practice of an optometristoptometry - the practice of an optometrist  
practice - the exercise of a profession; "the practice of the law"; "I took over his practice when he retired"
Translations
optometrie
optometria

optometry

[ɒpˈtɒmətrɪ] Noptometría f

optometry

nOptometrie f

optometry

[ɒpˈtɒmɪtrɪ] noptometria

op·tom·e·try

n. optometría, práctica de examinar los ojos para determinar la agudeza visual y para la prescripción de lentes correctivos y otros auxilios visuales.

optometry

n optometría
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Claire Gorman, 29, from Linthorpe, was nominated for the AOP award for UK optics, for her outstanding work as an optometry student at Plymouth University.
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