A person who is professionally trained and licensed to examine the eyes for visual defects, diagnose problems or impairments, and prescribe corrective lenses or provide other types of treatment. (noun)
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Use "optometrist" in a sentence
"Wednesday night I took out my contacts, put the right one on the edge of its holder and sawed it into strips by the screw-thread top, so Thursday had to call my optometrist for a new set."
"Apparently, one would only have to call the optometrist and s/he will come to you to take care of all of your optometric needs."
"He called the optometrist's office and was told the difference was being kept by the practice as a credit toward future visits."