optician


optician

noun

  1. a person who makes or sells eyeglasses and, usually, contact lenses, for remedying defects of vision in accordance with the prescriptions of ophthalmologists and optometrists.
  2. a maker or seller of optical glass and instruments.

noun

    1. Also called: optometrista general name used to refer to an ophthalmic optician, a person qualified to examine the eyes and prescribe and supply spectacles and contact lenses
    2. 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

    Compare ophthalmologist

n.1680s, after French opticien “maker or seller of optical instruments;” see optic + -ian. n.

  1. A person who practices opticianry.

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