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  1. 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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  • And while you were away, the optometrist came to fit his glasses.

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British Dictionary definitions for optometrist


  1. 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


1903; see optometry + -ist.

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