optometry

[ op-tom-i-tree ]
/ ɒpˈtɒm ɪ tri /

noun

the practice or profession of examining the eyes, by means of suitable instruments or appliances, for defects in vision and eye disorders in order to prescribe corrective lenses or other appropriate treatment.

Origin of optometry

First recorded in 1890–95; opto- + -metry

Related forms

op·to·met·ri·cal [op-tuh-me-tri-kuh l] /ˌɒp təˈmɛ trɪ kəl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for optometrical

optometry

/ (ɒpˈtɒmɪtrɪ) /

noun

the science or practice of testing visual acuity and prescribing corrective lenses

Derived Forms

optometric (ˌɒptəˈmɛtrɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for optometrical

optometry

[ ŏp-tŏmĭ-trē ]

n.

The health care profession concerned with examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the eyes and related structures, and with determination and correction of vision problems using lenses and other optical aids.

Related forms

op•tome•trist n.
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