optician

noun
op·​ti·​cian | \ äp-ˈti-shən How to pronounce optician (audio) \

Definition of optician

1 : a maker of or dealer in optical items and instruments
2 : a person who reads prescriptions for visual correction, orders lenses, and dispenses eyeglasses and contact lenses — compare ophthalmologist, optometrist

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Photo: Bea Uhart for the Wall Street Journal Mykita blazed a path among pricey boutique opticians that have led the field. Daniel Michaels, WSJ, "Design Your Frames: 3-D Printing Comes to Eyewear," 11 Nov. 2018 Related Last year, the first 200 Yuniku scanners rolled out to opticians around Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Daniel Michaels, WSJ, "Design Your Frames: 3-D Printing Comes to Eyewear," 11 Nov. 2018 In the future, then, a visit to the opticians might also lead to a diagnosis about mental health. The Economist, "The eye's structure holds information about the health of the mind," 28 June 2018 Justine dragged him to the optician and he was fitted for his first pair of lenses on the Monday of the Houston Open, the week before the Masters. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "Long drives, short sight: How contact lenses helped Patrick Reed win Masters," 3 May 2018 Nicholas de Liagre, who lives nearby, walked over to the desk where the co-owner and optician Scott F. Malsin, 30, was sitting. Shivani Vora, New York Times, "A Glasses Menagerie," 3 Jan. 2018 Optics were produced mostly through trial and error, and their quality relied on the intuition of an individual optician. Allain Daigle, The Atlantic, "How the 50-mm Lens Became ‘Normal’," 13 May 2018 Bud was an optician in the Hartford area and in North Carolina for over 40 years until his retirement in North Carolina. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Austin A. Weiman Jr.," 23 Mar. 2018 Smith started working as an optician at the office in 2014 and was eventually promoted to the position of office manager. Ivana Hrynkiw, AL.com, "Trussville city councilor, optometrist sexually harassed women, used drugs, lawsuit claims," 15 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of optician

1737, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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optician

noun

English Language Learners Definition of optician

: a person whose job is to sell eyeglasses and contact lenses, to make sure that they fit correctly, and sometimes to make eyeglasses

optician

noun
op·​ti·​cian | \ äp-ˈti-shən How to pronounce optician (audio) \

Kids Definition of optician

: a person who prepares lenses for and sells eyeglasses

optician

noun
op·​ti·​cian | \ äp-ˈtish-ən How to pronounce optician (audio) \

Medical Definition of optician

1 : a maker of or dealer in optical items and instruments
2 : a person who reads prescriptions for visual correction, orders lenses, and dispenses eyeglasses and contact lenses — compare ophthalmologist, optometrist

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