Definition of Oculist

1. Noun. A person skilled in testing for defects of vision in order to prescribe corrective glasses.

Exact synonyms: Optometrist
Generic synonyms: Specialiser, Specialist, Specializer
Derivative terms: Oculus, Optometry

2. Noun. A medical doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye.
Exact synonyms: Eye Doctor, Ophthalmologist
Generic synonyms: Medical Specialist, Specialist
Specialized synonyms: Hermann Snellen, Snellen
Derivative terms: Ophthalmology

Definition of Oculist

1. n. One skilled in treating diseases of the eye.

Definition of Oculist

1. Noun. An ophthalmologist ¹

2. Noun. An optometrist ¹

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Definition of Oculist

1. a physician who treats diseases of the eye [n -S]

Medical Definition of Oculist

1. One skilled in treating diseases of the eye. Origin: L. Oculus the eye: cf. F. Oculiste. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oculist

oculist (current term)
oculoauriculovertebral dysplasia
oculocardiac reflex
oculocephalic reflex
oculocephalogyric reflex
oculocerebrorenal syndrome
oculocutaneous albinism
oculocutaneous syndrome

Literary usage of Oculist

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1. The Association Review by American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf (1908)
"THE APPOINTMENT OF A STATE oculist RECOMMENDED. ... There are cases which the State oculist should be called upon to treat in the lunatic asylum, ..."

2. The Girl and the Job by Helen Christene Hoerle, Florence B.. Saltzberg (1919)
"THE oculist The profession of oculist is one that has grown ... A' girl intending to become an oculist must have a world of patience, a bearing that will ..."

3. Records of My Life by John Taylor (1833)
"I was first appointed oculist in ordinary to his late majesty, when Prince of Wales, in the year 1789, and in the following year to his royal father, ..."

4. A Faggot of French Sticks: Or, Paris in 1851 by Francis Bond Head (1852)
"THE oculist. '-Sir," he replied, " I will give you the name and address not only of the best oculist in Paris, but, I believe, in Europe ! ..."

5. Reminiscences of My Life by Charles Santley (1909)
"Saturday was to have been a holiday, but the oculist was so pertinacious in his declaration that Saturday would redeem the loss incurred during the week, ..."

6. A biographical dictionary of eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers, Thomas Thomson (1854)
"He then resigned his commission, and commenced practice in Glasgow, as a physician and oculist. In 1813, he commenced", with a friend, a series of lectures ..."

7. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1814)
"By William Adams, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, oculist Extraordinary to his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, 8cc. &c. 8vo. London. 1812. pp. ..."

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