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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

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

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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OAA notes that 23 states require opticians to be licensed, and licensure usually requires completion of formal education through an approved program or apprenticeship.
AN optician who donated PS1,000 to the mayor's charity fund has been praised.
It found that 20% of parents surveyed in Wales had never taken their child for an eye test, while nearly half (48%) with children under the age of five had never visited the optician in comparison with the UK average of 43%.
Lines, 31, of Sussex Street, Rhyl, went into Boots Opticians at the town but was only allowed in a pharmacy and Coop store under the order barring him from retail premises, the court heard.