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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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Dispensing opticians make up prescriptions from optometrists and eye surgeons.
Opticians will also have live access to the appointment booking systems diary and be able to view and allocate their staff resources to match.
This, Boots Opticians said, will enable the multiple to "react quickly to any issues that are raised by patients and to easily identify areas where excellent service and care is taking place.
Marcus Armstrong, partner at Shulmans and corporate finance solicitor, who acted for Bayfields Opticians in connection with the majority of the firm's acquisitions, said: "These two deals represent a growth in turnover of almost 80% - an astonishing achievement.
The opticians, which has other associated sites in Gorseinon and Singleton Hospital, will maintain full patient continuity after the acquisition, as all of its specialist practitioners will remain in their roles.
It turned out he had been her optician many years ago.
Father-of-two Mark, who lives in Wavertree Gardens, qualified as a fellow of the British Dispensing Opticians in 1985 and worked for Miller and Santhouse as a manager for the chain.
The study will begin in Campbell and MacDearmids in Redcar on Monday for four weeks and move to Keith Walker Optician in Hartlepool in July.
FREE EYE TEST Geoff Steven and Son Opticians, Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Perspective was also shortlisted in the fashion frames category which was announced first at The Opticians Awards by Channel 4 star Jason Manford (8 out of 10 Cats).
Pupils have been given an insight into all things optical, thanks to a visit from a local optician.
The new Toni & Guy opticians in the Met Quarter provides the latest in technology as part of their standard sight tests.