Meaning of “optician” in the English Dictionary

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"optician" in British English

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opticiannoun [ C ]

uk /ɒpˈtɪʃ.ən/ us /ɑːpˈtɪʃ.ən/ 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

US UK dispensing optician a person whose job is fitting and selling glasses and contact lenses to correct sight problems, but who does not examine people's eyes

Examples

  • You really ought to see an optician.
  • Her youngest daughter is an optician.

(Definition of “optician” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"optician" in American English

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opticiannoun [ C ]

us /ɑpˈtɪʃ·ən/

a person who makes lenses for eyeglasses or sells eyeglasses

(Definition of “optician” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)