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optometrist

[op-tom-i-trist] /ɒpˈtɒm ɪ trɪst/
noun
1.
a licensed professional who practices optometry.
Origin of optometrist
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; optometr(y) + -ist
Can be confused
eye doctor, ophthalmologist, optician, optometrist (see synonym study at eye doctor)
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  • And while you were away, the optometrist came to fit his glasses.

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British Dictionary definitions for optometrist

optometrist

/ɒpˈtɒmɪtrɪst/
noun
1.
a person who is qualified to examine the eyes and prescribe and supply spectacles and contact lenses Also called (esp Brit) ophthalmic optician Compare optician, ophthalmologist
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Word Origin and History for optometrist
n.

1903; see optometry + -ist.

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