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  • She is studying optometry.
    optometry = the profession of testing eyesight and providing corrective lenses
  • The optometrist prescribed glasses.
  • "Call me Georgina," the horrible optometrist replied, winking.†   (source)
  • He was talking with a mouthful of Philadelphia cream cheese and salmon roe to an optometrist's wife.†   (source)
  • Now an optometrist called for attention.†   (source)
  • In time, his daughter Barbara married another optometrist.†   (source)
  • I told him once that my closest friend is an optometrist in New York Gity—and that's where I got my glasses," his father explained.†   (source)
  • "Well, all right," Violet said, and gave her brother a wave as he followed the optometrist farther down the hallway.†   (source)
  • It was New Year's Eve, and Billy was disgracefully drunk at a party where everybody was in optometry or married to an optometrist.†   (source)
  • Later on, as a middle-aged optometrist, he would weep quietly and privately sometimes, but never make loud boo-hoo-ing noises.†   (source)
  • Trout was talking to a Maggie White, who had given up being a dental assistant to become a homemaker for an optometrist.†   (source)
  • And then Billy was a middle-aged optometrist again, playing hacker's golf this time —on a blazing summer Sunday morning.†   (source)
  • "That often happens after optometry appointments," Dr. Orwell said smoothly.†   (source)
  • It had been the night school of the Ilium School of Optometry.†   (source)
  • There was an open copy of The Review of Optometry there.†   (source)
  • Valencia was the daughter of the owner of the Ilium School of Optometry.†   (source)
  • He had graduated from the Ilium School of Optometry-third in his class of forty-seven.†   (source)
  • Billy had committed himself in the middle of his final year at the Ilium School of Optometry.†   (source)
  • Everybody at the party was associated with optometry in some way, except Trout.†   (source)
  • What happens in 1968 will rule the fare of European optometrists for at least 50 years!†   (source)
  • He was hacking with three other optometrists.†   (source)
  • It was supposed to carry Billy and twenty-eight other optometrists to a convention in Montreal.†   (source)
  • The owl was Billy's optometer in his office in Ilium.†   (source)
  • After his honorable discharge from the Army in 1945, Billy again enrolled in the Ilium School of Optometry.†   (source)
  • With this warning, Jean Thiriart, Secretary of the National Union of Belgium Opticians, is pressing for formation of a 'European Optometry Society.'†   (source)
  • It was New Year's Eve, and Billy was disgracefully drunk at a party where everybody was in optometry or married to an optometrist.†   (source)
  • His father-in-law, who owned the Ilium School of Optometry, who had set Billy up in practice, was a genius in his field.†   (source)
  • She said that everybody at the Optometry School was sorry he was sick and hoped he would be well soon, and Billy said, 'When you see 'em, tell 'em, "Hello.†   (source)
  • He graduated from Ilium High School in the upper third of his class, and attended night sessions at the Ilium School of Optometry for one semester before being drafted for military service in the Second World War.†   (source)
  • An optometer is an instrument for measuring refractive errors in eyes-in order that corrective lenses may be prescribed.†   (source)
  • Ilium is a particularly good city for optometrists because the General Forge and Foundry Company is there.†   (source)
  • He had five other optometrists working for him in the shopping plaza location, and netted over sixty thousand dollars a year.†   (source)
  • According to plan, the barbershop quartet of optometrists, 'The Febs,' sang while people drank and Billy and Valencia put their arms around each other, just glowed.†   (source)
  • Early in 1968, a group of optometrists, with Billy among them, chartered an airplane to fly them from Ilium to an international convention of optometrists in Montreal.†   (source)
  • They were optometrists, too.†   (source)
  • Just as he avoids calling a fast train the /limited/, the /flier/ or the /cannon-ball/, so he never calls an /undertaker/ a /funeral director/ or /mortician/,[28] or a /dentist/ a /dental surgeon/ or /ontologist/, or an /optician/ an /optometrist/, or a /barber shop/ (he always makes it /barber's shop/) a /tonsorial parlor/, or a common public-house a /café/, a /restaurant/, an /exchange/, a /buffet/ or a /hotel/, or a tradesman a /storekeeper/ or /merchant/, or a fresh-water college a /university/.†   (source)
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