[ op-tom-i-tree ]
/ ɒpˈtɒm ɪ tri /
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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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM optometryop·to·met·ri·cal [op-tuh-me-tri-kuhl], /ˌɒp təˈmɛ trɪ kəl/, adjective
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I studied a short time—optometry a short time after that, after graduating from high school.Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for optometry
/ (ɒpˈtɒmɪtrɪ) /
the science or practice of testing visual acuity and prescribing corrective lenses
Derived forms of optometryoptometric (ˌɒptəˈmɛtrɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for optometry
[ ŏp-tŏm′ĭ-trē ]
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.
Other words from optometryop•tom′e•trist n.
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