optometrist

noun
op·​tom·​e·​trist | \ äp-ˈtä-mə-trist \

Definition of optometrist

: a specialist licensed to practice optometry — compare ophthalmologist, optician

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Artificial tears, gels, and ointment Artificial tears are considered the first line of defense against dry eye, Vivian Shibayama, O.D., an optometrist with UCLA Health, tells SELF. Korin Miller, SELF, "So Your Doctor Says You Have Dry Eye? Here Are 8 Treatment Options to Know," 13 Dec. 2018 Kym Pessolano DeBarth, a 47-year-old optometrist-office worker from Northfield, N.J., dumped a small amount of her mother’s ashes in the water underneath It’s a Small World. Erich Schwartzel, WSJ, "Disney World’s Big Secret: It’s a Favorite Spot to Scatter Family Ashes," 24 Oct. 2018 Nearby, Katie Lewandowski, 31, a middle-school teacher from West Seattle, and her friend Milda Bandza, 30, an optometrist from White Center, had little wagons already full of purchases. Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times, "Fun, silly and fabulous at the Goodwill Glitter Sale," 10 Nov. 2018 Under the status quo, anyone who wants but lacks 20/20 vision is beholden to optometrists and ophthalmologists. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Eyes of Oklahoma," 24 Oct. 2018 Sleeping in contact lenses, on the other hand, will suck moisture from your eyes, Carolyn M. Duong, O.D., an optometrist at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, tells SELF. Korin Miller, SELF, "5 Entirely Preventable Eye Injuries Doctors See Way Too Often," 1 Nov. 2018 The bride’s father retired as an optometrist in private practice in Henderson, N.C. New York Times, "Gabriela Allen, Andrew Morrison," 17 June 2018 One of those grandchildren became a lawyer, another a teacher, another an engineer, another an optometrist and yet another a partner at New York private-equity firm. Theresa Vargas, Washington Post, "This 9-year-old came to the U.S. alone long before the #WhereAreTheChildren outrage," 30 May 2018 And yet a majority of the 1,000 ophthalmologists and optometrists surveyed agreed that 10-plus hours a day of screen time is too much. Laura Norkin, Glamour, "Feeling Burned Out? Your Screen Time May Have Something to Do With It," 13 June 2018

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1903, in the meaning defined above

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optometrist

noun

English Language Learners Definition of optometrist

: a person whose job is to examine people's eyes to find out if they need eyeglasses or medical treatment

optometrist

noun
op·​tom·​e·​trist | \ äp-ˈtä-mə-trəst \

Kids Definition of optometrist

: a person who examines the eyes and prescribes glasses or exercise to improve the eyesight

optometrist

noun
op·​tom·​e·​trist | \ äp-ˈtäm-ə-trəst \

Medical Definition of optometrist

: a specialist licensed to practice optometry — compare ophthalmologist, optician sense 2

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