optometrist

noun

op·​tom·​e·​trist äp-ˈtä-mə-trist How to pronounce optometrist (audio)
: a specialist licensed to practice optometry compare ophthalmologist, optician

Examples of optometrist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An Oscar-winning actress and lifestyle entrepreneur collides with a retired optometrist on a Utah ski slope. Chris Vognar, Rolling Stone, 18 Dec. 2023 Contributing to her headline-making year was her ski accident trial: In March, Paltrow, 51, found herself in a Park City, Utah, courtroom hashing out who was at fault in a 2016 skiing collision between her and retired optometrist, Terry Sanderson. Mia McNiece, Peoplemag, 14 Nov. 2023 For example, there are lenses designed for patients with dry eye disease and allergies, Vivian Shibayama, OD, an optometrist at UCLA Health, told Verywell. Korin Miller, Verywell Health, 7 Dec. 2023 Editor’s picks In the show, Karp takes on the leading role of Paltrow, while Martin plays the disgruntled optometrist — which should never be confused with optician, by the way — Sanderson. Louis Staples, Rolling Stone, 20 Dec. 2023 The optometrist sues, claiming a life-altering brain injury. Chris Vognar, Rolling Stone, 18 Dec. 2023 Also in the episode, Monica gets an eye injury and invites the optometrist son of her ex Dr. Richard Burke (Tom Selleck), played by Michael Vartan, to the gang’s meal. Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Nov. 2023 Linus Karp will star as Paltrow while Terry Sanderson, the optometrist who collided with her on a Utah ski slope in 2016, is played by Joseph Martin. Variety, NBC News, 15 Nov. 2023 Before consumers treat themselves with over-the-counter (OTC) eye drops, the AOA recommends consulting with their local optometrist and also checking the FDA’s website for an up-to-date list of products being recalled. Melissa Rudy, Fox News, 18 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of optometrist was in 1903

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“Optometrist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/optometrist. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

optometrist

noun
op·​tom·​e·​trist äp-ˈtäm-ə-trəst How to pronounce optometrist (audio)
: a specialist licensed in optometry compare ophthalmologist, optician sense 2

Medical Definition

optometrist

noun
op·​tom·​e·​trist äp-ˈtäm-ə-trəst How to pronounce optometrist (audio)
: a specialist licensed to practice optometry compare ophthalmologist, optician sense 2

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