optometrist

noun
op·​tom·​e·​trist | \ äp-ˈtä-mə-trist How to pronounce optometrist (audio) \

Definition of optometrist

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

Examples of optometrist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before even considering any type of contact lenses, see a properly qualified, credentialed, and experienced medical professional like an ophthalmologist or optometrist. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 30 Oct. 2021 Anyone experiencing any side effects from wearing contact lenses should see a licensed eye doctor — optometrist or ophthalmologist — immediately. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 29 Oct. 2021 Eberhart began his wanderlust in earnest after retiring as an optometrist in Florida in 1993. David Sharp, USA TODAY, 8 Nov. 2021 Eberhart began his wanderlust in earnest after retiring as an optometrist in Florida in 1993. David Sharp, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Nov. 2021 Eberhart began his wanderlust in earnest after retiring as an optometrist in Florida in 1993. CBS News, 8 Nov. 2021 Eberhart began his wanderlust in earnest after retiring as an optometrist in Florida in 1993. David Sharp, ajc, 7 Nov. 2021 Eberhart began his wanderlust in earnest after retiring as an optometrist in Florida in 1993. Fox News, 7 Nov. 2021 On one of the first teams that Galvin coached at St. Rita was Jack Gardner, now a suburban optometrist. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, 14 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of optometrist

1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Optometrist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/optometrist. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce optometrist (audio) \

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 How to pronounce optometrist (audio) \

Medical Definition of optometrist

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

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