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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

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(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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On registration, dispensing opticians in private practice can earn around pounds 16,500.
By simply having a PC on site or mobile device anywhere in the world with the ability to access the internet and log on through a secure procedure, opticians will track all core administration, get details of patients' previous eye tests, look at prescription and dispensing details, check stock and payment details.
MIRROR MONEY ADVICE: If you bought glasses in the past seven years ask your optician for a refund.
All reviews and ratings will be publically available through the iWantGreatCare website, and Boots Opticians will also receive all the feedback directly.
In its first acquisition outside the region, newly incorporated subsidiary Bayfields (South) Ltd has acquired the business and assets of Harwoods Opticians, which operates from four sites in Woking, Camberley, Fleet and Guildford.
The 2,200 sq ft practice, which was established in 1986, has been rebranded as Bater and Stout Opticians and will continue to offer full eye-care services including spectacle frames and lenses, dyslexia assessments, retinal photography and contact lens fitting.
Even after retiring ten years ago Norman continued to work do as an optician.
Mark said: "I fulfilled a dream when I opened Blankstone Opticians back in 1992.
TEESSIDERS could find themselves being tested for diabetes when they visit the optician from Monday.
Geoff Steven and Son Opticians are based opposite Tie Rack, on the mall between John Lewis and the internal Eldon Square entrance to M& S.
Perspective Designer Opticians on Drury Lane, Mell Square, won the top national prize at The Opticians Awards when they were held at The National Motorcycle Museum.
The group also got to take away a fun education activity pack called iSpy produced by Specsavers Opticians in conjunction with The Eyecare Trust.