a person who makes or sells eyeglasses and, usually, contact lenses, for remedying defects of vision in accordance with the prescriptions of ophthalmologists and optometrists.
a maker or seller of optical glass and instruments.
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How to use optician in a sentence
Pull up the backlink profile of any local dentist or optician in your area, and you’ll notice that even websites ranking at the top of Google have a ton of directory links.
Inside, the dead included gang members and Reinhardt Schwimmer, an optician who hung out with the gang.Mobster Al Capone’s granddaughters are selling his possessions, partly out of fear of wildfires | Marisa Iati | August 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Some months earlier—that is to say, about six months after Jack's departure—Sir John had called casually upon an optician.With Edged Tools | Henry Seton Merriman
She told me that, being an optician in a small way as well, she had had a whole stock of spectacles and glasses.The Doings of the Fifteenth Infantry Brigade | Edward Lord Gleichen
Was by profession an optician like Spinoza, but God vouchsafed to him greater spiritual sight than to the philosopher.Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ | Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
At the corner I ran against Mr. Clydesdale, the optician, who looks after the library which now occupies the old building.The Invasion | William Le Queux
Singularly enough it was not the same plan as the Dutch optician's, it was another mode of achieving the same end.Pioneers of Science | Oliver Lodge
British Dictionary definitions for optician
: Compare ophthalmologist
Also called: optometrist a general name used to refer to an ophthalmic optician, a person qualified to examine the eyes and prescribe and supply spectacles and contact lenses
a general name used to refer to a dispensing optician, a person who supplies and fits spectacle frames but is not qualified to prescribe lenses
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