optometrist optometrist  /ɑp ˈtɑ mə trɪst/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a person skilled in testing for defects of vision in order to prescribe corrective glasses

Usage(s):

  1. Arriving at Beowulf is still like visiting the optometrist: the movie screen is an eye chart, with pictures instead of letters.
  2. Billy lives through the war merely because he happens not to die in it, then becomes a husband and a prosperous optometrist for equally random reasons.
  3. Oppy loved her work as an optometrist, was popular with the patients, even getting the cranky ones to loosen up and laugh with her.

News

  1. Family of missing Great Falls optometrist not giving up hope

    The family of John Kumm, the Great Falls optometrist who was reported missing at Lake Elwell in Liberty County last week, has released a statement about his disappearance, and hopes to uncover clues as to what may have happened to him.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KTVQ Billings

  2. Family of missing Great Falls optometrist releases statement

    The family of John Kumm, the Great Falls optometrist who was reported missing at Lake Elwell in Liberty County last week, has released a statement about his disappearance.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KRTV Great Falls

  3. Search for missing Great Falls optometrist temporarily suspended

    Liberty County authorities have temporarily suspended any active searching for John Kumm, the Great Falls optometrist who disappeared last week.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KTVQ Billings

Quotes

  1. "As parents, we regularly take our children to the dentist to help prevent cavities. Likewise, we should take our babies to the optometrist to help prevent potential eye and vision problems," said former President Carter. "Given my family's...
    on Jun 22, 2006 By: Jimmy Carter Source: PR Newswire (press release)

  2. "One day, the NASA optometrist came to me and said, 'Hey, Richard, your eyesight's really bad. I'm very sorry to be the one to inform you, but that's going to prevent you from ever being selected as an astronaut,'" Garriott recalled. "For me,...
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: Owen Garriott Source: MSNBC

  3. "I tell you what you he will receive, he will get an appointment with an optometrist so he can get a pair of eye glasses," Hunter added. "You know, if I can do 40 percent in this field, I'd probably win."
    on Jan 23, 2007 By: Duncan Hunter Source: LifeNews.com

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