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  • Optometry — Op*tom e*try, n. 1. (Med.) Measurement of the range of vision, esp. by means of the optometer. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. As defined (with minor variations) in the statutes of various States of the United States: (a) The employment of subjective… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • optometry — 1886, from optometer (1738), an instrument for testing vision, from opto sight, from Gk. optos seen, visible + METER (Cf. meter). Probably influenced by Fr. optométrie …   Etymology dictionary

  • optometry — ► NOUN ▪ the occupation of measuring eyesight, prescribing corrective lenses, and detecting eye disease …   English terms dictionary

  • optometry — [äp täm′ə trē] n. [see OPTIC & METRY] 1. measurement of the range and power of vision 2. the profession of examining the eyes and measuring errors in refraction and of prescribing glasses to correct these defects optometric [äp΄tə met′rik] adj.… …   English World dictionary

  • Optometry — An optical refractor (phoropter) in use Optometry is a health care profession concerned with eyes and related structures, as well as vision, visual systems, and vision information processing in humans. Optometrists, or Doctors of Optometry, are… …   Wikipedia

  • optometry — optometrical /op teuh me tri keuhl/, adj. /op tom i tree/, n. the practice or profession of examining the eyes, by means of suitable instruments or appliances, for defects in vision and eye disorders in order to prescribe corrective lenses or… …   Universalium

  • Optometry in Singapore — Optometry is a health care profession that provides comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes the diagnosis and management of eye diseases. The practice of optometry in Singapore is largely cb.[1] The public in Singapore generally are not …   Wikipedia

  • Optometry, KNUST, Ghana — The Department of Optometry[1] at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, is based in Kumasi, Ghana. It is under the College of Science[2] of the university. Though being the smallest department of the college with 10 teaching staff… …   Wikipedia

  • Optometry in Ghana — An optical refractor (phoropter) in use …   Wikipedia

  • Optometry, UCC, Ghana — The University of Cape Coast[1] is unisex university in Ghana. It is located in Cape Coast the capital of the Central region of the country. It is one of the rare sea front universities in the world. The university was established in 1962 out of… …   Wikipedia

  • Optometry Admission Test — The Optometry Admission Test (O.A.T.) is a test used to determine applicants qualification for admission to a school of optometry. All twenty colleges of optometry in the United States use scores from the exam, in addition to work done at the… …   Wikipedia

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