Definitions for opticianɒpˈtɪʃ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

op•ti•cianɒpˈtɪʃ ən(n.)

  1. a person who makes or sells eyeglasses and contact lenses in accordance with the prescriptions of ophthalmologists and optometrists.

    Category: Ophthalmology

  2. a maker or seller of optical glass and instruments.

    Category: Ophthalmology, Optics

Origin of optician:

1680–90; < F opticien < ML optic(a) (see optics )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. optician, lens maker(noun)

    a worker who makes glasses for remedying defects of vision

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. optician(noun)ɒpˈtɪʃ ən

    sb whose job is to check people's eyesight

    I have an appointment with the optician.


  1. optician(Noun)

    A person who makes or dispenses lenses, spectacles.

  2. optician(Noun)

    A person who sells lenses, spectacles etc.


  1. Optician

    An optician is a specialized practitioner who designs, fits and dispenses lenses for the correction of a person's vision. Opticians determine the specifications of various ophthalmic appliances that will give the necessary correction to a person's eyesight. Some registered or licensed Opticians also design and fit special appliances to correct cosmetic, traumatic or anatomical defects. These devices are called shells or artificial eyes. Other registered or licensed Opticians manufacture lenses to their own specifications and design and manufacture spectacle frames and other devices. Corrective ophthalmic appliances may be contact lenses, spectacles lenses, low vision aids or ophthalmic prosthetics to those who are partially sighted. The appliances are mounted either on the eye as contact lenses or mounted in a frame or holder in front of the eye as spectacles or as a monocle. Opticians may work in any variety of settings such as joint practice, hospitals, eye care centers or retail stores. However, registered opticians have to meet standards of practice and training, commit to ongoing education, hold professional liability insurance and are held to these standards by their respective regulating bodies.

Translations for optician

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who makes and sells spectacles and optical instruments

The optician mended my spectacles.

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