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: a maker of or dealer in optical items and instruments
: a person who reads prescriptions for visual correction, orders lenses, and dispenses eyeglasses and contact lenses — compare ophthalmologist, optometrist
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1737, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: a person whose job is to sell eyeglasses and contact lenses, to make sure that they fit correctly, and sometimes to make eyeglasses
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: a person who prepares lenses for and sells eyeglasses
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