one skilled in testing for problems of vision to be able to suggest corrective eyeglasses
- a medical doctor devoted to the analysis and treatment of diseases for the eye
- One skilled in managing diseases associated with the attention
- One skilled in dealing with conditions of the attention.
"eye physician," 1610s, from French oculiste (16c.), from Latin oculus "a watch" (see eye (n.)).
(letter.) One skilled in treating conditions of the eye.
The oculist uses it for at least six purposes.