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optometrist

noun [C]   /ɒpˈtɒm.ə.trɪst/ US  /ɑːpˈtɑː.mə-/ US (UK optician)
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 optometry   /-tri/ noun [U] mainly US
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