optometry

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

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Other Words from optometry

optometric \ˌäp-tə-ˈme-trik \ adjective

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An on-campus wellness center was to provide free dentistry, optometry, and medical care to all students. Daniel Duane, WIRED, "How the Startup Mentality Failed Kids in San Francisco," 28 June 2018 Education requirements: Bachelor's, four-year doctor of optometry program, and a state license. 4. Beth Dreher, Woman's Day, "These Are the 10 Highest Paying, Least Stressful Jobs," 25 Aug. 2016 Jerome Agrest, 90, will retire March 31 after 60 years of operating his own optometry practice. Alexandra Kukulka, chicagotribune.com, "Shout Out: Jerome Agrest, optometrist retiring at 90," 14 Mar. 2018 For almost half of graduate, law school, pharmacy and optometry programs, UH never set a maximum time for completing those degrees, making tracking student progress difficult. Lindsay Ellis, Houston Chronicle, "Audit: UH's financial aid systems didn't properly vet students," 25 May 2018 Her mother is an optometry patient services representative for Ossip Optometry, a health care provider, also in Columbus. New York Times, "Jenna Krueger, Corey Saxe," 13 May 2018 The ads against Curtis don't mention health care or the optometry bill. Jim Morrill, charlotteobserver, "'Classic dirty politics': This deep-pocketed group is trying to sway an NC election | Charlotte Observer," 1 May 2018 These kinds of bacteria can also put you at risk of infecting your corneas, the transparent outer surface of your eyeballs, Aaron Zimmerman, O.D., an associate professor of clinical optometry at The Ohio State University, tells SELF. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s How Often You Need to Buy New Mascara to Avoid Eye Infections," 6 Apr. 2018 Theft, Detroit Road: An optometry center reported that a man entered the store Jan. 20 and stole two designer frames valued at $910 total. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland.com, "Drunken driving suspect calls drunken friend for help: Westlake police blotter," 28 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of optometry

1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of optometry was in 1874

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optometry

noun

English Language Learners Definition of optometry

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

optometry

noun
op·tom·e·try | \-trē \
plural optometries

Medical Definition of optometry 

: 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

Other Words from optometry

optometric \ˌäp-tə-ˈme-trik \ adjective

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