optometry

noun
op·​tom·​e·​try | \ äp-ˈtä-mə-trē How to pronounce optometry (audio) \

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

Other Words from optometry

optometric \ ˌäp-​tə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce optometry (audio) \ adjective

Examples of optometry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For more information on eye health and vision, and to find a local AOA doctor of optometry, visit www.aoa.org. Abby Dupes, Seventeen, 27 June 2022 To learn more about eye health and vision, or to find a local AOA doctor of optometry, visit The American Optometric Association website. Irene S. Levine, Forbes, 1 June 2022 Manley, who works in optometry, said his daughter Lila's experience in the district inspired him to run for office. Anna Staver, USA TODAY, 11 Jan. 2022 This expansion would also import Medicare’s healthcare price distortions to dentistry and optometry. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 10 Oct. 2021 To combat the complications of these illnesses, including blindness and foot amputations, the clinics also offer podiatry and optometry services. Sriya Reddy, Dallas News, 21 Sep. 2021 Then Rachel receives a phone call from a nervous whistleblower, a woman who informs her that Mrs. Hyde-White is Trump’s lover, hiding behind assiduous optometry to make frequent visits to the White House. Washington Post, 13 July 2021 In its work to emphasize the role of optometry in early detection, VSP is also piloting solutions at the point of care. Simon Mainwaring, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2021 Caroline developed an early interest in optometry after his own eye care challenges. oregonlive, 5 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of optometry

1874, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jul 2022

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“Optometry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/optometry. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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optometry

noun
op·​tom·​e·​try | \ -trē How to pronounce optometry (audio) \
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 How to pronounce optometry (audio) \ adjective

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