• WordNet 3.6
    • n optometry the practice of an optometrist
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Optometry As defined (with minor variations) in the statutes of various States of the United States:
    • Optometry (Med) Measurement of the range of vision, esp. by means of the optometer.
    • Optometry “The employment of any means, other than the use of drugs, for the measurement of the powers of vision and adaptation of lenses for the aid thereof.”
    • Optometry “The employment of subjective and objective mechanical means to determine the accomodative and refractive states of the eye and the scope of its function in general.”
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n optometry The measurement of the range of vision.
    • n optometry The measurement of the visual powers in general (including the acuteness of the perception of form, of light, and of colors — eidoptometry, photoptometry, and chromatoptometry respectively), of the extent of the visual field (perioptometry), of the accommodative and refractive states of the eye (dioptometry), and of the position and movements of the eyeball. (ophthalmostatometry and ophthalmotropometry).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Optometry the measurement of the visual powers
    • Optometry . See Optic.
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In literature:

He read, too, books on optometry.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber

In news:

The Disconnection Between Optometry and Selling.
A Racine, WI, native, Bahr, 53, was completing a four-year advanced degree at the Southern California College of Optometry when he began his search for future business homes.
Mark Varnum, who operates optometry offices in Bangor and Oakland, sent a letter Monday to the Boy Scouts of America's national executive board decrying the group's mid-July decision to uphold its policy after a two-year review.
She suspected the group to have been involved with a recent burglary at the optometry center, resulting in an estimated $600 of stolen property.
He formerly treated patients at optometry offices in St Marys and Oakwood.
Five years later she graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry , where she taught for seven years after graduation.
Prior to Wednesday's hearing, Wine continued his practice at optometry offices he owns in St Marys and Oakwood, his attorney noted.
It was obvious Brent was created to serve others, and he fully used his God-given gifts in the practice of optometry .
His public legacy will always be the School of Optometry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as he and two men from that city did the early legwork to establish the school in 1967.
It emerged from his duties as president of the American Academy of Optometry , a post to which he was first elected in 1962.
The Leading Practice Management Resource for Optometry .
Launched in 2003, the loan program is aimed at recent optometry graduates who want to acquire a practice or a partnership in an existing practice.
American Optometric Association Accepting Nominations for 2013 National Optometry Hall of Fame.
Suspect targets optometry related businesses and walks away with name-brand sunglasses .
World Council of Optometry Fellowship Program to Award $20,000 to Optometrists Worldwide.

In science:

Techniques based on the principles of electromagnetism exist in the field of astronomy or optometry for human eye applications.
Calibration of force actuators on an adaptive secondary prototype