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 Spending time with the canvases helps bring the artist's hazy subject matter -- whether orange blossom, the house of a neighboring optician or clouds swirling in pale blue skies -- into sharper focus. Oscar Holland, CNN, 21 Oct. 2021 Truffles, now famous for her glamorous glasses -- which range from sparkling purple ones to her favorite green pair -- works alongside her mom, an optician. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 8 Aug. 2021 Truffles, now famous for her glamorous glasses -- which range from sparkling purple ones to her favorite green pair -- works alongside her mom, an optician. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 8 Aug. 2021 Truffles, now famous for her glamorous glasses -- which range from sparkling purple ones to her favorite green pair -- works alongside her mom, an optician. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 8 Aug. 2021 Truffles, now famous for her glamorous glasses -- which range from sparkling purple ones to her favorite green pair -- works alongside her mom, an optician. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 17 July 2021 There was a butcher and optician, goats for fresh milk. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 4 June 2021 The glass is interchangeable, enabling an optician to change the lenses to your prescription. Gregg Ellman, Star Tribune, 31 Mar. 2021 Andrew Dias III, who has worked as an optician in Washington, D.C., has attended a gathering of eye-care providers and optical retailers called Vision Expo nearly every year for the past decade or so, until the 2020 events were canceled. Dave Sebastian, WSJ, 13 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of optician

1737, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Optician.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/optician. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for optician

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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