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

Examples of optician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Back in Carmarthenshire my mother booked an emergency eye appointment with the local optician. Jessica Phillips, refinery29.com, "I Had A Stroke At 20 Because Of The Pill," 29 Sep. 2020 And that's when Mary Mccloskey, an optician in New Albany, stepped in. Binghui Huang, The Indianapolis Star, "Unemployed, no benefits, in despair: An Indianapolis man finds help from Facebook group," 29 Sep. 2020 John Freda, a 51-year-old optician who was best described as funny, thoughtful, intelligent and introspective, lost his battle with Covid-19 on April 22, said Murphy. Mirna Alsharif, CNN, "New Jersey couple dies hours apart just two days after losing their son to coronavirus, Gov. Phil Murphy says," 17 Aug. 2020 Specsavers, which runs a chain of high-street opticians, now routinely offers the same sort of scans as Moorfields’ in half of its 800 branches. The Economist, "A system based on AI will scan the retina for signs of Alzheimer’s," 18 Dec. 2019 In Muskogee, where the family settled, his father was an optician who founded Coburn Optical Industries, which made ophthalmic equipment and eyeglass lenses. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, "Tom Coburn, the ‘Dr. No’ of Congress, Is Dead at 72," 28 Mar. 2020 Chicago-area members, including an optician, a CPA, a stay-at-home mom and an 81-year-old jumper, come for nostalgia, for fun, for fitness and for camaraderie. Nara Schoenberg, chicagotribune.com, "‘The joy never left’: Thousands of women nationwide are rediscovering double Dutch jump rope thanks to a Homewood mom’s Facebook post," 24 Sep. 2019 Satisfied, Ja’karri handed the test frames back to the optician, hopped off the chair and went back to camp. Marisa Iati, Washington Post, "A mobile clinic is helping low-income students to see clearly — one pair of glasses at a time.," 10 July 2019 Or Blow It — Equifax Data Breach Victims Drained Its $31 Million Settlement Fund in a Week … AND ELSEWHERE: EssilorLuxottica is buying opticians group GrandVision for up to $8 billion in cash. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "This VC Firm Just Raised More Than $1 Billion To Invest in Moonshots: Term Sheet," 1 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of optician

1737, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Oct 2020

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“Optician.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/optician. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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optician

noun
How to pronounce optician (audio)

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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