optometry[äp täm′ə trē]
- measurement of the range and power of vision
- the profession of examining the eyes and measuring errors in refraction and of prescribing glasses to correct these defects
Origin of optometrysee optic and amp; -metry
The practice or profession of an optometrist.
Origin of optometryGreek optos, visible; see okw- in Indo-European roots + –metry.
- op′to·met′ric , op′to·met′ri·cal
- the art and science of vision and eye care