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 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 The optician goes back to the school about two weeks later to deliver and size the students’ new glasses. 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 Studies, however, show that there may be less connection between state licensure, safety and quality than people assume even in occupations with health risks such as opticians and dental hygienists. Krista Kafer, The Denver Post, "Kafer: Polis’ libertarian streak shows in his vetoes of three more occupational licenses," 7 June 2019 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

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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 Apr. 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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