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optician,

filler of prescriptions for and dispenser of corrective lenses. An optician may grind lenses as instructed by the prescription of an optometrist (see optometryoptometry
, eye-care specialty concerned with eye examination, determination of visual abilities, diagnosis of eye diseases and conditions, and the prescription of lenses and other corrective measures.
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) or ophthalmologist (see ophthalmologyophthalmology
, branch of medicine specializing in the anatomy, function and diseases of the eye. Ophthalmologists specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of eye disorders, vision measurements for glasses (refraction), eye muscle exercises (orthoptics), and the
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) or transcribe the instructions for laboratory mechanics. The optician also fits and adjusts the lenses to the client and makes suggestions as to the selection of frames. Increasingly, opticians have taken over the task of fitting contact lenses as well as eyeglasseseyeglasses
or spectacles,
instrument or device for aiding and correcting defective sight. Eyeglasses usually consist of a pair of lenses mounted in a frame to hold them in position before the eyes.
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. Some states require that lab technicians and retail merchandisers be licensed opticians. Requirements may be met through academic training or through a laboratory apprenticeship.

optician

[äp′tish·ən]
(engineering)
A maker of optical instruments or lenses.

optician

a. a general name used to refer to ophthalmic optician, a person qualified to examine the eyes and prescribe and supply spectacles and contact lenses
b. a general name used to refer to dispensing optician, a person who supplies and fits spectacle frames but is not qualified to prescribe lenses
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At the start of the summer holidays, Alan Watson went to the opticians for his annual eye test.
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You will need to keep your registration up to date with the GOC so that you can continue to work as a dispensing optician.
The partnership be tween Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group and local optome trists means 21 out of 26 opticians in the county now offer the test.
Ian, who lives in Durham and formerly worked at Alastair Wade optician in the city, is a Fellow of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians and a contact lens practitioner.
An optician also has the ability to detect sight defects, ocular diseases and signs of general health problems that manifest in the eyes such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and even brain tumours.
Under the amendments, opticians will not be able to perform sight tests on individuals under 19 years of age or over 65 years of age or on persons with specific medical conditions, which might cause eye diseases, such as diabetes or hypertension, or on individuals with certain categories of eye prescriptions.
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THIS optician was very thorough and insisted on viewing my own glasses before quoting a price for lenses.