Definition of optician noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɒpˈtɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɑːpˈtɪʃn//
    Medical staff, Types of stores
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  1. 1(also ophthalmic optician) (British English) (also optometrist North American English, British English) a person whose job is to examine people’s eyes and to recommend and sell glasses A dispensing optician supplies glasses, but doesn’t test your eyes. See related entries: Medical staff
  2. 2optician’s (pl. opticians) the shop/store where an optician works to go to the optician’s More Like This Shops, etc. with apostrophes baker’s, barber’s, butcher’s, chemist’s, dentist’s, doctor’s, fishmonger’s, florist’s, greengrocer’s, grocer’s, hairdresser’s, ironmonger’s, jeweller’s, newsagent’s, optician’s, stationer’s, tobacconist’s, travel agent’sSee worksheet. See related entries: Types of stores
  3. 3a person who makes lenses, glasses, etc.
  4. Word Originlate 17th cent.: from French opticien, from medieval Latin optica ‘optics’.
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