Definition of optometry in US English:



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

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