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optometry

Pronunciation: op-tom'e-tre

Definition:

  1. The profession concerned with the examination of the eyes and related structures to determine the presence of vision problems and eye disorders and with the prescription and adaptation of lenses and other optical aids or the use of visual training for maximum visual efficiency.
  2. The use of an optometer.

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