optician(redirected from Opticians)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
op·tic·ian(op-tish'ăn), Do not confuse this word with ophthalmologist or optometrist.
One who practices opticianry.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
1. One that makes lenses and eyeglasses.
2. One that sells lenses, eyeglasses, and other optical instruments.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
A health care professional who is trained and licensed to make corrective lenses, adjust and repair spectacles, and fit contact lenses.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
1. One who designs and makes optical instruments or lenses.
2. Dispensing optician.
3. Ophthalmic optician.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann