One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person qualified to prescribe and dispense as well as to make glasses and contact lenses.
- ‘The decrease ranged from 11 percentage points in surgeons to 62 percentage points in optometrists / dispensing opticians.’
- ‘Tony Walsh, dispensing optician at the Idle store, said he had never come across it before.’
- ‘Following her two-and-a half-week trip, Nicola said: ‘I was among a team of six: four optometrists, one dispensing optician and a photographer.’’
- ‘A dispensing optician, she was accompanied by six optometrists for a fortnight, in Pune, in India.’
- ‘All our dispensing opticians and optometrists are fully trained and will happily help you find a pair of specs to suit you.’
- ‘In Britain, there are two types of opticians - optometrists and dispensing opticians.’
- ‘He was offered a coveted place and following a correspondence course in the evening, qualified as a dispensing optician and began working at the branch in Hamilton.’
- ‘Tracey, 36, moved to the city from Wales to study to be a dispensing optician and contact lens practitioner at Bradford and Ilkley College.’
- ‘The charity also sends teams of volunteer optometrists and dispensing opticians abroad to screen patients.’
- ‘Those groups are medical practitioners, dentists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, dieticians, psychologists, chiropractors, medical auxiliaries, and optometrists and dispensing opticians.’
- ‘Ange, aged 31, a dispensing optician, said: ‘We love it - it's the most gorgeous thing!’’
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