optician

noun
op·​ti·​cian | \äp-ˈti-shən \

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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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 As well as offering eye tests and their core collection of frames, Jermyn Street will also be the main outlet for the optician’s bespoke range, where buyers can order made-to-measure specs. Charlotte Owen, A-LIST, "Cubitts Opens On Jermyn Street," 1 Sep. 2017 Earlier in the day, the male boar had injured a woman after entering an optician's. Alexander Pearson, USA TODAY, "Wild boars terrorize German town, injure 4," 21 Oct. 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 \

Kids Definition of optician

: a person who prepares lenses for and sells eyeglasses

optician

noun
op·​ti·​cian | \äp-ˈtish-ən \

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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