Definition of optometry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɒpˈtɒmɪtri/


[mass noun]
The occupation of measuring eyesight, prescribing corrective lenses, and detecting eye disease.
Example sentences
  • 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: /ɒptəˈmɛtrɪk/
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with optometry

craniometry, geometry, micrometry, psychometry, pyrometry, sociometry, trigonometry

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