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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First Known Use of optometrist

1903


OPTOMETRIST Defined for English Language Learners

optometrist

noun

Definition of optometrist for English Language Learners

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


OPTOMETRIST Defined for Kids

optometrist

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

Definition of optometrist for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

optometrist

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

medical Definition of optometrist

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

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