An instrument to measure the power and cylindrical axis of a spectacle lens. SYN: focimeter, vertometer. [lens + G. metron, measure]

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lens·om·e·ter len-'zäm-ət-ər n an instrument used to determine the optical properties (as the focal length and axis) of ophthalmic lenses

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lens·om·e·ter (lenz-omґə-tər) [lens + -meter] a device for measuring the optical characteristics of lenses; called also phacometer.

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