Definition of optometer in English:


Syllabification: op·tom·e·ter
Pronunciation: /äpˈtämitər


  • An instrument for testing the refractive power of the eye.
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    • He immediately became hypermetropic (long sighted) in that eye, but using his optometer found ‘the same inequality in the horizontal and vertical refractions as without the water’.
    • We have developed an optometer to measure the ocular astigmatism of human eyes and tested its performance.


mid 18th century: from Greek optos 'seen' + -meter.

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