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"optician" in British English

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opticiannoun [C]

uk   /ɒpˈtɪʃ.ən/  us   /ɑːp-/ UK
(UK also ophthalmic optician, US optometrist) someone whose ​job is ​examining people's ​eyes and ​sellingglasses or contactlenses to ​correctsightproblems US (UK dispensing optician) a ​person whose ​job is ​fitting and ​sellingglasses and contactlenses to ​correctsightproblems, but who does not ​examine people's ​eyes

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(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 ​sellseyeglasses
(Definition of optician from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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