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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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