Definition of oculist in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈɒkjʊlɪst


  • An ophthalmologist or optician: he visited an oculist in Chicago, who prescribed a pair of reading glasses
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    • An optometrist, ophthalmologist or oculist can make sure contact wearers have the right lenses and take care of them properly.
    • He was not a particularly good dog - he once bit the oculist who dared to lean over me and touch my face to adjust a new pair of glasses.
    • Contrary to the advice of concerned oculists, these moviegoers are prepared to wear special glasses for more than two hours to experience the movie in 3-D.


late 16th century: from French oculiste, from Latin oculus 'eye'.

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