optician

optician
optician NOUN a person qualified to prescribe and dispense glasses and contact lenses, and to detect eye diseases (ophthalmic optician), or to make and supply glasses and contact lenses (dispensing optician).

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  • optician — OPTICIÁN, Ă, opticieni, e, s.m. şi f. Specialist în optică (I 1); persoană care face, repară sau vinde instrumente optice. [pr.: ci an] – Din fr. opticien. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 10.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  opticián s. m. (sil. ci an), pl.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Optician — Op*ti cian, n. [Cf. F. opticien. See {Optic}, a.] 1. One skilled in optics. [R.] A. Smith. [1913 Webster] 2. One who deals in optical glasses and instruments. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • optician — (n.) 1680s, after Fr. opticien; see OPTIC (Cf. optic) + IAN (Cf. ian) …   Etymology dictionary

  • optician — [äp tish′ən] n. [Fr opticien] a person who makes or deals in optical instruments, esp. one who prepares and dispenses eyeglasses …   English World dictionary

  • Optician — An optician uses a lensometer to check eye glasses. An optician is a person who is trained to fill prescriptions for eye correction in the field of medicine …   Wikipedia

  • optician — [[t]ɒptɪ̱ʃ(ə)n[/t]] opticians 1) N COUNT An optician is someone whose job involves testing people s sight, and making or selling glasses and contact lenses. 2) N COUNT: oft the N An optician or an optician s is a shop where you can have your eyes …   English dictionary

  • optician — UK [ɒpˈtɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ɑpˈtɪʃ(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms optician : singular optician plural opticians 1) British someone whose job is to test people s sight and make and sell glasses. The shop that they work in is also called an optician or …   English dictionary

  • Optician — A specialist in fitting eyeglasses and making lenses to correct vision problems. An optometrist performs eye examinations and writes prescriptions for corrective lenses; an optician fills that prescription. * * * One who practices opticianry. * * …   Medical dictionary

  • optician — noun (BrE) ⇨ See also ↑optometrist ADJECTIVE ▪ dispensing, ophthalmic PHRASES ▪ at the optician s, to the optician s ▪ I ve got to go to the optician s tomorrow …   Collocations dictionary

  • optician — noun Brit. a person qualified to prescribe and dispense glasses and contact lenses, and to detect eye diseases (ophthalmic optician), or to make and supply glasses and contact lenses (dispensing optician). ↘US a dispensing optician. Origin C17:… …   English new terms dictionary

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