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optician

noun [C]     /ɒpˈtɪʃ.ən/ US  /ɑːp-/ UK
(UK also ophthalmic optician, US optometrist) someone whose job is examining people's eyes and selling glasses or contact lenses to correct sight problems → Compare ophthalmologistEyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesThe eye and surrounding areaOptics, microscopy and lasersMedical studies and the people who study them US for dispensing opticianEyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesThe eye and surrounding areaOptics, microscopy and lasers
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