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optometrist

a person who is qualified to examine the eyes and prescribe and supply spectacles and contact lenses

optometrist

[äp′täm·ə‚trist]
(medicine)
One who measures the degrees of visual powers, without the aid of cycloplegic or mydriatic agents.
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Consul General Cortes challenged the optometrists to involve themselves in the various activities and programs of the Filipino Community in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.
Michael and Joshua Mandei, pre-registration optometrists, London
He said: "We have 600 optometrists across the country who are trained, highly-skilled, have the necessary equipment and want to solve the crisis.
This scheme has proved most successful in reducing the workload of hospital eye clinics because eye conditions can often be diagnosed and treated by community optometrists.
If you experience any signs of redness, pain or loss of vision - consult your optometrist or optician immediately for further advice.
He is one of only a handful of optometrists in the UK that are registered to treat eye disease, and has published articles in the area of 'dry eye.
An optometrist will be able to diagnose this and prescribe corrective eyewear.
John Carona, R-Dallas, would prohibit a common practice among insurers: contractually obligating optometrists to offer discounts on services and products that are not covered by the health plan, like a spare pair of glasses or cosmetic contact lenses that change eye color.
Alternatively, an eye examination with one of the clinic's resident optometrists costs PS30 (which includes fundus camera photography).
An optometrist is someone who is trained to examine your eyes, to look for signs of eye disease and to check your sight.
It started out dealing with rules for the Board of Optometry and--at least as of this writing--will permit optometrists to perform some eyelid surgeries, laser surgery in the eye, do injections around the eye, and order laboratory tests.
Optometrists should be skilled in the use of a range of instruments