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[op-tish-uh n] /ɒpˈtɪʃ ən/

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.
a maker or seller of optical glass and instruments.

Compare ophthalmologist

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

optician op·ti·cian (ŏp-tĭsh’ən)
A person who practices opticianry.


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