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optician

 [op-tish´an]
a specialist in opticianry. Although this is an exact and intricate science, the optician does not need a state license to practice and is not qualified to examine eyes or prescribe eyeglasses.

op·tic·ian

(op-tish'ăn), Do not confuse this word with ophthalmologist or optometrist.
One who practices opticianry.

optician

/op·ti·cian/ (op-tish´in) a specialist in opticianry.

optician

(ŏp-tĭsh′ən)
n.
1. One that makes lenses and eyeglasses.
2. One that sells lenses, eyeglasses, and other optical instruments.

optician

[optish′ən]
Etymology: Gk, optikos, sight
a person who grinds and fits eyeglasses and contact lenses by prescription. To become an optician, a person must graduate from high school and complete a 4- or 5-year apprenticeship. In some states licensure is required.

op·ti·cian

(op-tish'ăn)
A health care professional who is trained and licensed to make corrective lenses, adjust and repair spectacles, and fit contact lenses.

optician

1. A person qualified to test vision, examine the eyes and prescribe glasses and contact lenses (ophthalmic optician).
2. A person qualified to fit spectacle frames, to make the measurements necessary to ensure that spectacle lenses are properly centred in the frames, and to fit contact lenses (dispensing optician).

optician 

1. One who designs and makes optical instruments or lenses.
2. Dispensing optician.
3. Ophthalmic optician.
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Whether or not that was true at the time I cannot say, but ophthalmic opticians received the same dispensing fee as the dispensing opticians.
To meet its ambitious target of being third or fourth in UK optical sales in three years, Asda is looking to recruit 1,200 ophthalmic opticians, dispensing opticians and assistants for 150 vision centres by 2004.
Making the journey north to Great Yarmouth for a position with Charles Ledsham and Co Ophthalmic Opticians in 1904, Herbert transferred to the company's Dover branch eight years later (1913).
As well as the four Technium companies, Ethos will house a number of other businesses including chartered surveyors Rowland Jones & Partners, ophthalmic opticians Stephen Jones and legal practice Angel Chambers.