Definition of optometry in English:


Syllabification: op·tom·e·try
Pronunciation: /äpˈtämitrē


  • The practice or profession of examining the eyes for visual defects and prescribing corrective lenses.
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    • Deriving from his specialised knowledge of optometry, this cylindrical lens imitates what happens in astigmatism.
    • These fees affect students in a range of professional programs, including business, law, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy and nursing.
    • He also described the principles and method that created the basis for optometry and retinoscopy.



Pronunciation: /ˌäptəˈmetrik/
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  • The siting of digital cameras in community optometric practices provides accessibility and flexibility of appointment times for patients, rapid communication of screening results, and an opportunity for patient education.
  • They'll also receive medical, dental and optometric assessment and treatment.
  • Putting optometric clinics in schools might generate bigger academic gains than many educational reforms we spend so much energy disputing.

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