optometry[äp täm′ə trē]
optometry definition by Webster's New World
- 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
optometry definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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The practice or profession of an optometrist.
Origin: Greek optos, visible; see okw- in Indo-European roots + -metry.
- opˌto·metˈric , opˌto·metˈri·cal adjective
optometry - Medical Definition
The health care profession concerned with examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the eyes and related structures, and with determination and correction of vision problems using lenses and other optical aids.
- optometrist noun