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[op-tom-i-trist] /ɒpˈtɒm ɪ trɪst/

a licensed professional who practices .
a person who is qualified to examine the eyes and prescribe and supply spectacles and contact lenses Also called (esp Brit) ophthalmic optician Compare optician, ophthalmologist

1903; see optometry + -ist.


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