optometry

[op-tom-i-tree]
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:
1890–95; opto- + -metry

optometrical [op-tuh-me-tri-kuhl] , adjective
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optometry (ɒpˈtɒmɪtrɪ)
 
n
the science or practice of testing visual acuity and prescribing corrective lenses
 
optometric
 
adj

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optometry
1886, from optometer (1738), an instrument for testing vision, from opto- "sight," from Gk. optos "seen, visible" + Gk. metron "measure" (see meter (2)). Probably influenced by Fr. optométrie.
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optometry op·tom·e·try (ŏp-tŏm'ĭ-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.


op·tom'e·trist n.
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