|a. 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|
|b. 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|
optician op·ti·cian (ŏp-tĭsh'ən)
A person who practices opticianry.