The Certified Ophthalmic Technician Exam Review Manual

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The Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Exam Review Manual, Second Edition is a revised edition of the best selling exam preparation manual. It is an essential resource for anyone preparing to become certified as an ophthalmic assistant. With over 650 exam-style questions and explanatory answers, illustrations, and photographs, this user-friendly text is excellent for both learning and reviewing important eye care topics. Subjects include taking a patient history, lensometry, measuring intraocular pressure, ...
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Overview

The Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Exam Review Manual, Second Edition is a revised edition of the best selling exam preparation manual. It is an essential resource for anyone preparing to become certified as an ophthalmic assistant. With over 650 exam-style questions and explanatory answers, illustrations, and photographs, this user-friendly text is excellent for both learning and reviewing important eye care topics. Subjects include taking a patient history, lensometry, measuring intraocular pressure, understanding optics, and much more. This edition is also helpful for students and others studying for certification in optometry, contact lenses, and opticianry.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Debra L. Brewer
This is an excellent review and study guide for ophthalmic medical personnel preparing for JCAHO's Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) exam. The purpose of this book is to take the ophthalmic medical assistant step by step in preparation for the COA exam. It includes topics in many areas, such as proper reading skills and specific study strategies for organizing study time. Closer to testing day, the book helps the student manage stress levels, last minute review, and tips for the test day to minimize anxiety. This book is specifically targeted toward anyone in the eye care professions interested in obtaining a COA designation. This book contains almost 700 multiple choice questions. Answers and explanations are also included. Many interesting illustrations and photographs of equipment, anatomy, and procedures are included throughout the book. This is a valuable resource for anyone preparing for the COA examination. It is a well-written, easy-to-read book with a gold mine of information.
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Reviewer: Debra L. Brewer, COT (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Description: This is an excellent review and study guide for ophthalmic medical personnel preparing for JCAHO's Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) exam.
Purpose: The purpose of this book is to take the ophthalmic medical assistant step by step in preparation for the COA exam. It includes topics in many areas, such as proper reading skills and specific study strategies for organizing study time. Closer to testing day, the book helps the student manage stress levels, last minute review, and tips for the test day to minimize anxiety.
Audience: This book is specifically targeted toward anyone in the eye care professions interested in obtaining a COA designation.
Features: This book contains almost 700 multiple choice questions. Answers and explanations are also included. Many interesting illustrations and photographs of equipment, anatomy, and procedures are included throughout the book.
Assessment: This is a valuable resource for anyone preparing for the COA examination. It is a well-written, easy-to-read book with a gold mine of information.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556423246
  • Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Series: Basic Bookshelf for Eyecare Professionals
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jan Ledford’s first contact with the eyecare field occurred when she was about 7 years old. (We’ll admit that this took place before eye exams were mandatory for school children, but don’t tell Jan that we told you!) Her parents took her to an optometrist because her dad was very nearsighted. Sure enough, so was Jan. She remembers two things about that incident. First, the eye doctor was very nice because he had a great bag of goodies; if you were good, you could pick out several toys to take home. Second, once Jan got her glasses, she discovered that the trees had leaves and that the neighbors had a TV antenna on their roof.

About 2 years later, Jan got her first taste of the writer’s life. She decided to write a book (at age 10!) about a talking hamster. When Mrs. Clark, her teacher, found out about the book, she had Jan read each chapter to the class. After Jan finished, the class applauded. That’s all it took to make her love writing.

After entering the world of ophthalmic assisting in 1982, Jan advanced through the ranks until she earned her certification as an ophthalmic medical technologist. She brought with her not only a personal conviction about the importance of good vision, but an overwhelming desire to write. As of the printing of this second edition, she has 12 published books in the eyecare field.

Jan lives in Franklin, North Carolina, with her husband Jim, their youngest son (Collin, a college student and music major), and four cats (Munchkin, Boonie Rat, Angel, and Josey Dee). As a freelance medical writer and editor, she runs her own business called EyeWrite Productions. In addition to writing eyecare related material, she has branched into novels and short stories. You can check out her latest novel at millenniatech.info.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Study and test taking strategies 1
Ch. 2 Clinical optics 11
Ch. 3 Basic ocular motility 39
Ch. 4 Visual fields 63
Ch. 5 Contact lenses 99
Ch. 6 Intermediate tonometry 135
Ch. 7 Ocular pharmacology 147
Ch. 8 Photography 165
Ch. 9 Explanatory answers 177
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