oc·​u·​lar·​ist | \ ˈä-kyə-lə-rist How to pronounce ocularist (audio) \

Definition of ocularist

: 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, "A Jeweled 19th-Century Doll Sets a Record and Heads for a New Museum," 21 Feb. 2018 The procedure is actually called enucleation, and ocularist is the correct way to categorize this specialist. Elizabeth Narins, Cosmopolitan, "I Had My Right Eye Removed During Pregnancy to Save My Babies," 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, "3D-printed 'eyes' could help blind children's faces grow naturally," 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, "Eye Spy: Filmmaker Plans to Install Camera in His Eye Socket," 4 Dec. 2008

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First Known Use of ocularist

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ocularist was in 1866

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“Ocularist.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ocularist. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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oc·​u·​lar·​ist | \ ˈäk-yə-lə-rəst How to pronounce ocularist (audio) \

Medical Definition of ocularist

: a person who makes and fits artificial eyes

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