optometrist

[ op-tom-i-trist ]
/ ɒpˈtɒm ɪ trɪst /

noun

a licensed professional who practices optometry.

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Origin of optometrist

First recorded in 1900–05; optometr(y) + -ist
Can be confusedeye doctor ophthalmologist optician optometrist (see synonym study at eye doctor)
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British Dictionary definitions for optometrist

optometrist

/ (ɒpˈtɒmɪtrɪst) /

noun

a person who is qualified to examine the eyes and prescribe and supply spectacles and contact lensesAlso called (esp Brit): ophthalmic optician Compare optician, ophthalmologist
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Word Origin and History for optometrist

optometrist


n.

1903; see optometry + -ist.

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