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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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The business also had a practice in Edinburgh, John Trotter & Co Ophthalmic Opticians, which is now part of Black & Lizars.
Whether or not that was true at the time I cannot say, but ophthalmic opticians received the same dispensing fee as the dispensing opticians.
That ophthalmic opticians (optometrists) should "receive training from medical men in certain subjects and be allowed to have further clinical training by the medical profession in appropriate hospital departments.
Thomas Truckenbrod, president of the Central Association of Ophthalmic Opticians and Optometrists (ZVA) in Germany, commented: "Opti 2013 was very well attended.
Due to optometry rules, ophthalmic opticians must first undergo an entry exam (OCANZ) throughout which there is assistance from Specsavers for qualified applicants.
A survey by trade union GMB looking at salaries between 2007 and 2011 found that ophthalmic opticians and 10 other occupations suffered more than a 25% fall in pay over the period.