Definition of optometry in English:

optometry

noun

mass noun
  • The occupation of measuring eyesight, prescribing corrective lenses, and detecting eye disease.

    • ‘Tuition in deregulated programs such as computer science, engineering and optometry can increase by up to 15 per cent per year.’
    • ‘Theodore Cohn, UC Berkeley professor of optometry and bioengineering, died in May of lymphoma at age 64.’
    • ‘In recent years, specific programs such as optometry and dentistry have become deregulated.’
    • ‘Examples of graduate programs offered at the institutions include chiropractic, education, health technology, optometry and multibody system dynamics.’
    • ‘Her interests are in visual ergonomics and occupational optometry.’
    • ‘These fees affect students in a range of professional programs, including business, law, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy and nursing.’
    • ‘Deregulated programs - computational mathematics, engineering, computer science, software engineering, and optometry - face 15 per cent increases each year.’
    • ‘Deriving from his specialised knowledge of optometry, this cylindrical lens imitates what happens in astigmatism.’
    • ‘She encouraged me to give up optometry and devote myself to photography, which I did in 1975.’
    • ‘The graduate students included not only those pursuing doctoral studies, but also those seeking professional degrees in law, public health, social welfare, optometry, and other areas.’
    • ‘He also described the principles and method that created the basis for optometry and retinoscopy.’
    • ‘Optics and optometry are complex subjects beyond the scope of this article.’
    • ‘When not cycling, Cobb still practices optometry, but also is president of Bluestem Corporation, an Internet marketing group, and maintains a busy public-speaking schedule.’
    • ‘This, the Association claimed, facilitated the unlicensed practice of optometry by the corporation.’
    • ‘Anthea, eye clinic manager at Bradford University's department of optometry, and the team treated up to 200 people a day in schools, village centres and temples in India.’
    • ‘The disciplines of these students include psychology, computer science, English literature and optometry.’
    • ‘This plan, however, did not address optometry.’
    • ‘Two basic lens shapes are commonly used in optometry: spherical and cylindrical.’
    • ‘Next week the 17-year-old, who wants to study optometry, will sit his Higher French exam.’
    • ‘The existing legislation defines who can be registered as an optometrist, and what an optometrist may legitimately do, and it prevents anyone other than an optometrist from practising optometry.’

Pronunciation

optometry

/ɒpˈtɒmɪtri/