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optometry

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noun op·tom·e·try \-trē\

Simple Definition of optometry

  • : the profession of examining people's eyes to find out if they need eyeglasses or medical treatment

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of optometry

  1. :  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

play \ˌäp-tə-ˈme-trik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of optometry

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1886


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optometry

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noun op·tom·e·try \-trē\

Medical Definition of optometry

plural

optometries

  1. :  the health-care profession concerned especially with examining the eye for defects and faults of refraction, with prescribing corrective lenses or eye exercises, with diagnosing diseases of the eye, and with treating such diseases or referring them for treatment

optometric

\ˌäp-tə-ˈme-trik\play adjective



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