oc·​u·​lar·​ist ˈä-kyə-lə-rist How to pronounce ocularist (audio)
: a person who makes and fits artificial eyes

Examples of ocularist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many of them were made by an ocularist in Germany that specialized in making prostheses for human beings. Hannah Foster, New York Times, 21 Feb. 2018 The procedure is actually called enucleation, and ocularist is the correct way to categorize this specialist. Elizabeth Narins, Cosmopolitan, 8 Jan. 2018 These ocular prostheses are made by ocularists, professionals who are trained in both the fabrication and fitting of the prostheses. Christopher Wanjek, Fox News, 17 May 2017 The average area available inside a prosthetic eye for an imaging sensor is only about 8 square mm, explains Phil Bowen, an ocularist who is working with Spence. Priya Ganapati, WIRED, 4 Dec. 2008

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ocularist was in 1866

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“Ocularist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ocularist. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition


oc·​u·​lar·​ist ˈäk-yə-lə-rəst How to pronounce ocularist (audio)
: a person who makes and fits artificial eyes
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