Definition of optometry in US English:

optometry

noun

  • The practice or profession of examining the eyes for visual defects and prescribing corrective lenses.

    • ‘He also described the principles and method that created the basis for optometry and retinoscopy.’
    • ‘Deregulated programs - computational mathematics, engineering, computer science, software engineering, and optometry - face 15 per cent increases each year.’
    • ‘Two basic lens shapes are commonly used in optometry: spherical and cylindrical.’
    • ‘She encouraged me to give up optometry and devote myself to photography, which I did in 1975.’
    • ‘Optics and optometry are complex subjects beyond the scope of this article.’
    • ‘Next week the 17-year-old, who wants to study optometry, will sit his Higher French exam.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These fees affect students in a range of professional programs, including business, law, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy and nursing.’
    • ‘Deriving from his specialised knowledge of optometry, this cylindrical lens imitates what happens in astigmatism.’
    • ‘Her interests are in visual ergonomics and occupational optometry.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This plan, however, did not address optometry.’
    • ‘The disciplines of these students include psychology, computer science, English literature and optometry.’
    • ‘Theodore Cohn, UC Berkeley professor of optometry and bioengineering, died in May of lymphoma at age 64.’
    • ‘Tuition in deregulated programs such as computer science, engineering and optometry can increase by up to 15 per cent per year.’
    • ‘This, the Association claimed, facilitated the unlicensed practice of optometry by the corporation.’
    • ‘Examples of graduate programs offered at the institutions include chiropractic, education, health technology, optometry and multibody system dynamics.’
    • ‘In recent years, specific programs such as optometry and dentistry have become deregulated.’
    • ‘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

/äpˈtämətrē//ɑpˈtɑmətri/