Entry from British & World English dictionary
A person qualified to prescribe and dispense as well as to make glasses and contact lenses.
- Tracey, 36, moved to the city from Wales to study to be a dispensing optician and contact lens practitioner at Bradford and Ilkley College.
- He was offered a coveted place and following a correspondence course in the evening, qualified as a dispensing optician and began working at the branch in Hamilton.
- In Britain, there are two types of opticians - optometrists and dispensing opticians.
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