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: see optic and amp; -metry
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Origin: Greek optos, visible; see okw- in Indo-European roots + -metry.
- opˌto·metˈric , opˌto·metˈri·cal adjective
optometry - Medical Definition
- optometrist noun