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optometry

noun op·tom·e·try \-trē\

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

Full Definition of OPTOMETRY

:  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
op·to·met·ric \ˌäp-tə-ˈme-trik\ adjective

Origin of OPTOMETRY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1886

optometry

noun op·tom·e·try \-trē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural op·tom·e·tries

Medical Definition of OPTOMETRY

:  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
op·to·met·ric \ˌäp-tə-ˈme-trik\ adjective

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