optometry

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noun op·tom·e·try \ äp-ˈtä-mə-trē \

Definition of optometry

:the health-care profession concerned especially with examining the eye for defects and faults of refraction, with prescribing correctional lenses or eye exercises, with diagnosing diseases of the eye, and with treating such diseases or referring them for treatment

optometric

play \ˌäp-tə-ˈme-trik\ adjective

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OPTOMETRY Defined for English Language Learners

optometry

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Definition of optometry for English Language Learners

  • : the profession of examining people's eyes to find out if they need eyeglasses or medical treatment


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optometry

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noun op·tom·e·try \ -trē \

medical Definition of optometry

plural optometries
:the health-care profession concerned especially with examining the eye for defects and faults of refraction, with prescribing corrective lenses or eye exercises, with diagnosing diseases of the eye, and with treating such diseases or referring them for treatment

optometric

play \ˌäp-tə-ˈme-trik\ adjective

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